Variant of reflexive
- having to do with the act or process of reflecting
- of or having to do with a thematic concern in a work of art, writing, etc., with the creative process of making or appreciating that work
- designating or expressing a grammatical relation in which a verb's subject and an object in the sentence refer to the same person or thing, serving to indicate that the action of the verb is directed back to the subject (Ex.: “Gary hurt himself,” “Jane threw a party for herself”)
- designating a verb, pronoun, etc. in such a relation
Origin: ML reflexivus
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