the state of being autocephalous.
(of a church) having its own head or chief bishop, though in communion with other Orthodox churches. (of a bishop) subordinate to no superior authority; self-governing. Historical Examples The Church of Cyprus has been autocephalous since at any rate the oecumenical synod of Ephesus in 431. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9 Various […]
noun a device in a record player that enables a small stack of records to be dropped automatically onto the turntable one at a time and played separately a record player with such a device
a material once used for color photography, consisting of a photographic emulsion applied over a multicolored screen of minute starch grains dyed red, green, and blue-violet. Historical Examples “And so that is the way these autochrome plates we have here were made,” concluded the scientist. The Boy’s Book of New Inventions Harry E. Maule
an aboriginal inhabitant. Ecology. one of the indigenous animals or plants of a region. Geology. a geological formation formed in the region where found. Historical Examples He is earth-born, autochthon, and holds possession by descent. The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies Walter Besant autochthon, aw-tok′thon, n. one of the primitive inhabitants of a country: an aboriginal:—pl. […]