When something is flying at your head and you instinctively close your eyes without thinking about it, this is an example of a reflex.
Hiccuping is an example of something that would be described as a reflex action.
Reflex opposition to change.
His quick reflexes make him a good taxi driver.
A boxer with good reflexes.
A reflex effect.
Quick reflexes make for a good taxi driver.
On the depths of death there swims / The reflex of a human face.
Other Word Forms
Origin of reflex
- From Middle English reflexen to refract light, bend back from Latin reflexus past participle of reflectere to bend back reflect
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin reflexus, past participle of reflectere (“to bend back").