Reflex definitions

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Being an involuntary action or response, such as a sneeze, blink, or hiccup.
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Produced as an automatic response or reaction.

Reflex opposition to change.

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Bent, turned, or thrown back; reflected.
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Turned, bent, or reflected back.
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Designating or of a device, circuit, etc. that has two different functions.
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Reflexed.
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An unlearned or instinctive response to a stimulus.
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Designating an angle greater than a straight angle (180°)
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A form or feature that reflects or represents an earlier, often reconstructed, form or feature having undergone phonetic or other change.
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A reflected image, likeness, or reproduction.
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To bend, turn, or fold back.
verb
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To cause to undergo a reflex process.
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Being an involuntary action or response, such as a sneeze, blink, or hiccup.
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Bent, turned, or thrown back; reflected.
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Reflexed.
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An unlearned or instinctive response to a stimulus.
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The definition of reflex is something done automatically without thinking about it, or something reflected back.

Hiccuping is an example of something that would be described as a reflex action.

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Reflex is defined as something that you do or think automatically, or a reflection.

When something is flying at your head and you instinctively close your eyes without thinking about it, this is an example of a reflex.

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An involuntary physiological response to a stimulus, as the withdrawal of a body part from burning heat.
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An unlearned or instinctive response to a stimulus.
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(geometry, of an angle) Having greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees.
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Produced automatically by a stimulus.
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(photography) Of a camera or camera mechanism, using a mirror to reflect the image onto a ground-glass viewfinder, allowing the photographer to see it up to the moment of exposure.
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See FLEX.
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An involuntary response to a stimulus.
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A person's ability to respond to new or changing stimuli.

His quick reflexes make him a good taxi driver.

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Something, such as light or heat, that is reflected.
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An image produced by reflection.
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A copy or reproduction.
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Reflection, as of light.
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Light or color resulting from reflection.
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A reflex action.
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Any quick, automatic or habitual response.
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Ability to react quickly and effectively.

A boxer with good reflexes.

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Coming in reaction or reflection.

A reflex effect.

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Designating or of an involuntary action, as a sneeze, resulting from a stimulus that is carried by an afferent nerve to a nerve center and the response that is reflected along an efferent nerve to some muscle or gland.
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An involuntary response to a stimulus.
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A person's ability to respond to new or changing stimuli.

Quick reflexes make for a good taxi driver.

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An automatic response to a simple stimulus which does not require mental processing.
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(linguistics) The descendant of an earlier language element, such as a word or phoneme, in a daughter language.
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Tennyson.

On the depths of death there swims / The reflex of a human face.

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To bend, turn back or reflect.
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To respond to a stimulus.
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Origin of reflex

From Middle English reflexen to refract light, bend back from Latin reflexus past participle of reflectere to bend back reflect