Definition of autosemantic in English:

autosemantic

adjective

Linguistics
  • Of a word or phrase: having meaning outside a context; meaningful in isolation. Opposed to "synsemantic".

noun

Linguistics
  • An autosemantic word or phrase.

Origin

1920s. From auto- + semantic, after German autosemantisch. With the use as noun compare German Autosemantikon.

Pronunciation

autosemantic

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)sɪˈmantɪk/