Delegation vs Autonomy - What's the difference?

delegation | autonomy |

As nouns the difference between delegation and autonomy

is that delegation is delegation while autonomy is self-government; freedom to act or function independently.



(en noun)
  • An act of delegating.
  • A group of used to discuss issues with an opponent.
  • (computing): A method dispatching technique describing the lookup and inheritance rules for self-referential calls.
  • (legal): A contract whereby the original debtor substitutes a new debtor in his stead, with the creditor’s permission.
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  • Self-government; freedom to act or function independently.
  • (label) The capacity to make an informed, uncoerced decision.
  • (label) The capacity of a system to make a decision about its actions without the involvement of another system or operator.
  • (label) The status of a church whose highest-ranking bishop is appointed by the patriarch of the mother church, but which is self-governing in all other respects. Compare autocephaly.
  • Synonyms

    * (self-government) nationhood, nationality, sovereignty, independence


    * (self-government) dependency, nonautonomy, inoperability * (capacity to make independent decisions) heteronomy, incapacity

    Derived terms

    * autonomic * autonomous, autonomously