heteronomous

heteronomous

[het-uh-ron-uh-muhs]
adjective
1.
subject to or involving different laws.
2.
pertaining to or characterized by heteronomy.
3.
Biology. subject to different laws of growth or specialization.

Origin:
1815–25; heteronom(y) + -ous

heteronomously, adverb
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heteronomous (ˌhɛtəˈrɒnɪməs)
 
adj
1.  Compare autonomous subject to an external law, rule, or authority
2.  (of the parts of an organism) differing in the manner of growth, development, or specialization
3.  Compare autonomous (in Kant's philosophy) directed to an end other than duty for its own sake
 
heter'onomously
 
adv
 
heter'onomy
 
n

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heteronomous het·er·on·o·mous (hět'ə-rŏn'ə-məs)
adj.
Differing in development or manner of specialization.


het'er·on'o·my n.
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