What does self-reference mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term self-reference:


  1. self-reference(Noun)

    Act or process of referring to itself or oneself.

  2. Origin: self - reference


  1. Self-reference

    Self-reference occurs in natural or formal languages when a sentence, idea or formula refers to itself. The reference may be expressed either directly—through some intermediate sentence or formula—or by means of some encoding. In philosophy, it also refers to the ability of a subject to speak of or refer to himself, herself, or itself: to have the kind of thought expressed by the first person pronoun, the word "I" in English. Self-reference is studied and has applications in mathematics, philosophy, computer programming, and linguistics. Self-referential statements are sometimes paradoxical.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-reference in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-reference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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