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Of or relating to an adjective that is non-self-descriptive, such as the adjective long (which is not long), Russian (which is not Russian), and monosyllabic (which is not monosyllabic). See also Grelling's paradox. Compare autological. [From Greek heteros other + logos a word + Latin -icalis of, relating to, or resembling]

Subjects: Psychology.


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