nomo-, nom-, -nomy, -onomy, -nome, -nomic, -nomous, -nomical, -nomically
(Greek: law, order, arrangement, systematized knowledge of [something]; usage)
2. Characteristic of a condition of society characterized by the relative absence of humane behaviors or moral standards: After the revolution, the country was going through an anomic phase when the prevailing attitude was one of immorality and lawlessness.
2. A reference to a lack of social or ethical standards when the absence of self-control has permitted desires to grow beyond all hope of satisfaction: There is such a thing as suicide that can result from suffering anomy when a person is convinced that there is no hope of satisfying his or her goals or objectives.
3. Apathy, alienation, or personal distress resulting from the loss of previously valued goals: Emile Durkheim popularized the term anomie when he listed it as a principal reason for suicide.
2. Relating to or belonging to the science of astronomy.
Astronomy literally means "law of the stars" or "culture of the stars"; depending on the translation, and it is derived from the Greek αστρονομία, astronomia, from the words άστρον, astron, "star" and νόμος, nomos, "laws" or "cultures".2. The science that deals with the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere.
3. The scientific study of the universe, especially of the motions, positions, sizes, composition, and behavior of astronomical objects.
These objects are studied and interpreted from the radiation they emit and from data gathered by interplanetary probes.
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.
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.
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2. Etymology: from Greek Deuteronomion; literally, "second law", from deuteros, "second" + nomos, "law". From the 14th century via late Latin from Greek Deuteronomion, "second law"; because the book contains a repetition of the Decalogue and parts of Exodus.