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English definition of “self-referential”

self-referential

adjective     /ˌself.ref.ərˈen.ʃəl/ US  /-əˈren-/
A self-referential book, film, play, etc. refers to itself, its writer, or other work by that writer: Modern television sitcoms are often ironic and self-referential.Types of film, play, book etc.
(Definition of self-referential adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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