what is difference between Independence and Autonomy
- independance (obsolete)
From French indépendance
- IPA(key): /ɪndɪˈpɛndəns/
- Hyphenation: in‧de‧pend‧ence
independence (countable and uncountable, plural independences)
- The quality or state of being independent; lack of dependence; the state of not being reliant on, or controlled by, others.
- The state of having sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.
Borrowed from Ancient Greek αὐτονομῐ́ᾱ (autonomíā, “freedom to use its own laws, independence”), from αὐτόνομος (autónomos, “living under one’s own laws, independent”) + -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā, “-y, -ia”, nominal suffix). Surface analysis auto- (“self”) + -nomy (“a system of rules or laws about a particular field”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɔːˈtɒn.əm.i/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɔˈtɑn.əm.i/
- (Canada, cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ɑˈtɑn.əm.i/
- Rhymes: -ɒnəmi
autonomy (countable and uncountable, plural autonomies)
- (uncountable) The right or condition of self-government; freedom to act or function independently.
- Synonym: sovereignty
- Antonyms: dependency, nonautonomy, inoperability
- (government, countable) A self-governing country or region.
- (philosophy, uncountable) The capacity to make an informed, uncoerced decision.
- (mechanics, uncountable) The capacity of a system to make a decision about its actions without the involvement of another system or operator.
- Antonyms: heteronomy, incapacity
- (Christianity, uncountable) The status of a church whose highest-ranking bishop is appointed by the patriarch of the mother church, but which is self-governing in all other respects. Compare autocephaly.
- “autonomy”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- “autonomy”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary, (Please provide a date or year).