auto-, aut-

(Greek: self, same, spontaneous; directed from within)

automysophobia
An excessive fear of being dirty and stinking or of personal filth which may result in abnormally frequent washing.
autonarcosis
Self induced sleep.
autonastic
Curvature arising from endogenous forces.
autonephrectomy
The complete destruction of a kidney by a disease process.
autonephrotoxin
A toxin directed against the kidneys of the organism in which it was produced.
autonomic
Functioning independently of the will; not under voluntary control: a reference to that part of the nervous system that regulates the activities of blood vessels, secretory glands, and viscera. It comprises parasympathetic and sympathetic components.
autonomism
The belief in or a movement toward autonomy.
autonomist
Someone who strives for autonomy or independence.
autonomotropic
Relating to or important in the control of the autonomic nervous system.
autonomous, autonomously
1. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent: "an autonomous judiciary; an autonomous division of a corporate conglomerate".
2. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed.
3. Independent of the laws of another state or government; self-governing.
4. Of or relating to a self-governing entity: an autonomous legislature.
5. Self-governing with respect to local or internal affairs: an autonomous region of a country.
6. In biology, independent and self-governing to the extent that the organism is able to act on the basis of endogenous forces and not only in response to external influences.
autonomy (s) (noun), autonomies (pl)
1. The state of existing or acting separately from others with the power or right of self-governing: A certain country was granted autonomy after the war and so it became an independent nation.

After World War II, many of the British colonies were granted autonomy.

2. The quality or state of being independent, free, and self-directing: After her divorce, Lina wanted autonomy from any further restrictions in her life.
Being free, independent, and self governing.
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autonoos
"Self-minded", mentally independent.
autonumerophile (s) (noun), autonumerophiles (pl)
Someone who loves to collect car-licenses with numbers: Shane was a genuine autonumerophile and so his garage walls were full of all kinds of auto-licenses because he had this desire to have all kinds of license numbers from every place that he could find them.
autonym (s) (noun), autonyms (pl)
1. Literally, one’s own name as opposed to a false name: A book or published work with the author’s real name.
2. The name given to itself by a tribe, social group, or people, as distinguished from a name given by foreign tribes or by anyone else.
3. A word that describes itself; such as, "pronoun is a pronoun", "polysyllabic is polysyllabic", "abbrv. is an abbreviation", "word is a word", etc.
autonymous (adjective) (not comparable)
The use of a person's own name instead of a replacement name when writing, publishing a book, etc.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "equal, identical, same, similar": emul-; equ-, equi-; homeo-; homo-; iso-; pari-; peer; rhomb-; syn-; tauto-.