Definition of autonomism in English:

autonomism

noun

  • 1Autonomy as a political system or principle; advocacy of or belief in the right or condition of self-government.

  • 2Biology. Internal determination of the course of development of (part of) an organism. rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From either autonom- or ancient Greek αὐτόνομος + -ism. Compare French autonomisme.

Pronunciation

autonomism

/ɔːˈtɒnəmɪz(ə)m/