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[self-ref-er-uh ns, -ref-ruh ns] /ˈsɛlfˈrɛf ər əns, -ˈrɛf rəns/
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.”.

See self-reference.
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