how to pronounce autonomous


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autonomous is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of autonomous in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… accordingly Thor autonomous weapons and …”

meanings of autonomous


  1. Self-governing. Intelligent, sentient, self-aware, thinking, feeling, governing independently.
  2. Acting on one's own or independently; of a child, acting without being governed by parental or guardian rules.
  3. Used with no subject, indicating an unknown or unspecified agent; used in similar situations as the passive in English (the difference being that the theme in the English passive construction is the subject, while in the Celtic autonomous construction the theme is the object and there is no subject).

autonomous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word autonomous occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics autonomous can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that autonomous can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to autonomous


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