autarchic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From autarch(y) +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

autarchic ‎(comparative more autarchic, superlative most autarchic)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or marked by autarchy; autocratic.
    • 2012, David S. F. Portree, A Forgotten Pioneer of Mars Resource Utilization (1962-1963), Wired 2012, [1]:
      Steinhoff’s work focused on "autarchic" – that is, self-sufficient – bases on Mars and Phobos.
  2. self-sufficient
  3. (genetics, of a gene) Not inhibited by neighbouring genetic material