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State autonomy

Definition of State Autonomy

(noun) The degree in which the State can act independent of capitalistic interests.

State Autonomy Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: state au·ton·o·my

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /stAYt aw-tAHn-uh-mee/
  • British English – /stAYt aw-tOn-uh-mee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /steɪt ɔˈtɑnəmi/
  • British English – /steɪt ɔːˈtɒnəmi/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: state autonomies
  • The term “State” does not have to be capitalized, but typically is in legal documents and is capitalized here for differentiation.
  • Variant spelling: State autonomy

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Works Consulted

Encyclopædia Britannica. (N.d.) Britannica Digital Learning. (https://britannicalearn.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Thorpe, Christopher, Chris Yuill, Mitchell Hobbs, Sarah Tomley, and Marcus Weeks. 2015. The Sociology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained. London: Dorling Kindersley.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

Cite the Definition of State Autonomy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “State autonomy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 26, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/state-autonomy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

State autonomy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/state-autonomy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “State autonomy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 26, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/state-autonomy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“State autonomy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/state-autonomy/>.