Definition of Self-referent

1. Adjective. Referring back to itself.

Exact synonyms: Reflexive
Category relationships: Grammar
Similar to: Backward
Derivative terms: Reflexive, Reflexiveness, Reflexivity



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-referent

self-proclaimed
self-produced
self-promotion
self-propelled
self-propelled vehicle
self-propelling
self-protection
self-publishing
self-punishment
self-raising
self-raising flour
self-realisation
self-realization
self-redress
self-reference
self-referent (current term)
self-referential
self-referential meaning
self-reformation
self-regard
self-regarding
self-regenerating
self-registering thermometer
self-regulating
self-regulation
self-regulatory
self-reliance
self-reliant
self-renunciation
self-repelling

Literary usage of Self-referent

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1. What is Thought?: Or, The Problem of Philosophy by Way of a General by James Hutchison Stirling (1900)
"Just in general, Kant, as well for intelligence as for will, made the basis to be self-referent reason, freedom (free-will), consciousness that knows itself ..."

2. The Natural History of the Christian Religion: Being a Study of the Doctrine by William Mackintosh (1894)
"Is it conceivable that this self-referent aspect of his teaching, if really belonging to it, could ever have dropped from the memory of the disciples who ..."

3. Synthetica: Being Meditations Epistemological and Ontological by Simon Somerville Laurie (1906)
"Being and Dialectic now reflect themselves into themselves as Feeling, and by infinite gradations rise, in the self-referent man-subject, ..."

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