Definitions for "Autonomy"
Keywords:  freedom, heteronomy, moral, kant, nomos
The power or right of self-government; self-government, or political independence, of a city or a state.
The sovereignty of reason in the sphere of morals; or man's power, as possessed of reason, to give law to himself. In this, according to Kant, consist the true nature and only possible proof of liberty.
An ethical principle that requires policy-makers, advocates, planners, administrators, providers and family members of adult service consumers to respect the right of legally competent individuals to make decisions about the course of their lives.
A personality style associated with vulnerability to depression. It involves a need to work toward achievement goals while being free from constraints imposed by others.
notion from individualism meaning refusing any collective constraint (see individualism versus collectivism).
the amount of control an individual has over his or her working life. Autonomy can relate to performance goals (the outputs of a role) and performance methodologies (the way in which goals are achieved). Increased autonomy is normally associated with higher levels of job satisfaction. However, too much autonomy can involve a high level of role ambiguity and role uncertainty which can be potent sources of stress for many individuals.
The right to choose one's own actions or course of life so long as doing so does not interfere unduly with the lives and actions of others. Back to the top of the page
Personal capacity to consider alternatives, make choices, and act without undue influence or interference of others.
Keywords:  tail, predators, defence, shed, confuse
The ability to drop or shed the tail as a defence mechanism.
The ability to break off and loose a part of the body, usually the tail, in order to confuse potential predators.
Keywords:  cerata, mantle, casting, off, part
casting off part of the body, cerata, part of mantle, etc.
the right of a patient to determine what will be done with his or her body, personal belongings, and personal information; this concept applies to any adult person who is mentally competent
Those attributes of a system that determine its nondependency on interfaces and functions.
provides schools and colleges with the opportunity to develop their own profiles and specific priorities, thus meeting the needs and requirements of the industry (deviation from the standard curriculum of up to 5 per cent of the overall number of lessons per week).
Autonomy is an advanced software suite for web portals which conducts 'intelligent' searches automatically highlighting information likely to be of interest to a user, based on their stated preferences.
The accurate identification of the beginning and end of the woman's fertile phase; and the couple's confident use of this knowledge to direct their sexual behavior to correspond with their family planning intention.
The amount of time a solar powered system will continue to operate without sunlight.
Keywords:  affairs, internal, power, control
Power to control internal affairs.
Keywords:  responsible, see
See Responsible autonomy