- reference made to oneself, to one's own character or experience, or to a group with which one identifies.
- Logic. the property of a statement that is a statement about itself, as “This statement is grammatical.”
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Historical Examples of self-reference
Hegel also grants to individual things a certain "self-reference," which constitutes them real existences.Nature Mysticism
J. Edward Mercer
She takes so much interest in all these absorbing social problems,—interest so unassuming, so free from all self-reference.The Confounding of Camelia
Anne Douglas Sedgwick