het·er·on·o·mous || ‚hetə'rɑnəməs /-'rɒn- adj. having different laws, subject to the laws of another; having different laws of growth (Biology)

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  • Heteronomous — Het er*on o*mous, a. [Hetero + Gr. no mos law.] Subject to the law of another. Krauth Fleming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heteronomous — [het΄ər än′ə məs] adj. [ HETERO + Gr nomos, law (see NOMY) + OUS] 1. subject to another s laws or rule 2. subject to different laws of growth; differentiated or specialized, as some parts or organs are heteronomy [het΄ər än′əmē] n …   English World dictionary

  • heteronomous — 1. Different from the type; abnormal. 2. Subject to the direction or control of another; not self governing. Cf.:autonomous. [hetero + G. nomos, law] * * * het·er·on·o·mous .het ə rän ə məs adj specialized along different lines of growth or under …   Medical dictionary

  • Heteronomous language — A heteronomous language variety is a nonstandard language variety whose speakers normally use another, autonomous language variety in writing (especially formal writing) and education. In such cases, the heteronomous variety is said to be… …   Wikipedia

  • heteronomous — adjective Date: circa 1871 subject to external controls and impositions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heteronomous — adj. [Gr. heteros, different; nomos, usage] Having unlike segments; differing in development or function …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heteronomous — heteronomously, adv. /het euh ron euh meuhs/, adj. 1. subject to or involving different laws. 2. pertaining to or characterized by heteronomy. 3. Biol. subject to different laws of growth or specialization. [1815 25; HETERONOM(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heteronomous — adjective a) not autonomous b) (of parts of an organism) differing in development or in specialization Ant: autonomous See Also: heteronomy …   Wiktionary

  • heteronomous — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aristocratic, authoritarian, autocratic, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist, federal, federalist, federalistic, governmental, gubernatorial,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heteronomous — [ˌhɛtə rɒnəməs] adjective 1》 subject to a law or standard external to itself. 2》 Biology subject to different laws of growth and development. Derivatives heteronomy noun …   English new terms dictionary

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