- (grammar) Of a phrase (especially an adjective), possessing the property it describes.
- The word polysyllabic is autological, but the word monosyllabic is not.
- Because the word short is in fact short, it is considered autological.
- The word noun is itself a noun, and is thus autological.
From German autologisch, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autos, “self”) + λόγος (logos, “word”).