self-reference

[self-ref-er-uhns, -ref-ruhns]
noun
1.
reference made to oneself or one's own experience.
2.
Logic. the property of a statement that is a statement about itself, as “This statement is grammatical.”

self-referential [self-ref-uh-ren-shuhl] , self-referring [self-ri-fur-ing] , adjective
self-referentially, adverb
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Example sentences
All that self-reference, and that was besides the many shimmery reflective surfaces.
It's certainly an interesting suggestion that a paradox of self-reference could emerge here.
The special rule for self-reference applies also to indirect self-reference.
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