Being a word that possesses the characteristic it describes. The word polysyllabic is autological, since it is itself polysyllabic.

[auto- + Greek logos, word, speech; see logo- + -ic + -al (translation of German autologisch).]

au′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
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Thus careful selection and judicious use of antibiotic with antibiotics sensitivity test help to reduce autological cure and morbidity.
Rather it means to open up the autological and tautological circle of systems of representation and their discourse so that women may speak (of) their sex.
All of these have to respect that media culture studies can only operate in an autological and self-referential way (i.
1998) "The Autological Foundation and Actualization of Peace: The Role of the Observer and the Designer in the Peace Paradox.
The emphasis here is on the emergence of a global political constitution and a global legal system through polycentric, plural, autological processes that produce valid legal norms that regulate actors connected through complex networks bounded not by territory but by function, communicative codes, and particular practices.
A polycontextual society in which economic reasons cannot be immediately turned into political reasons; in which the arts and religion, law and medicine follow their own autological and untranslatable codes and where science offers just one more perspective in which we can find knowledge.
On the autological concept of complexity, see Niklas Luhmann, Die Gesellschaft der Gessellschaft 136.
If that were true, then the distributions shown in Table 2 would simply reflect at autological relation between independent and dependent variables.
The word word is an autological word, one that expresses a property that it also possesses itself.
Most of the definitions I will be making in this article are autological in this sense.
Any adjective which is not autological is, by definition, "heterological.
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