Definition of autosemantic in English:

autosemantic

Pronunciation /ˌɔːtə(ʊ)sɪˈmantɪk/

adjective

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

    First proposed by the philosopher Anton Marty (1847–1914) as a correlate in linguistics of the distinction in logic between categorematic and syncategorematic. The term is generally taken to include ‘full’ words like nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc., as opposed to ‘function’ words such as pronouns, prepositions, and particles.

noun

Linguistics
  • An autosemantic word or phrase.

Origin

1920s. From auto- + semantic, after German autosemantisch.