This is a linguistic term I came across recently, but I can't quite remember it - and searching for it is downright impossible!
The word implies that context is not required for a particular word.
"He" or "said" or "the" mean nothing by themselves but "Denied" written on an application doesn't need any further grammatical context. Similarly if you say you passed an exam, and someone replies "ecstatic!" there is no ambiguity; no requirement for the person to say "I am ecstatic" - its meaning stands alone.
Anybody familiar with this term?