Meaning of self-reference

self-ref•er•ence

Pronunciation: (self'ref'ur-uns, -ref'runs), [key]
— n.
  1. reference made to oneself or one's own experience.
  2. the property of a statement that is a statement about itself, as “This statement is grammatical.”
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