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reflexive

See also: réflexive

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin reflexivus, from Latin reflexus.

AdjectiveEdit

reflexive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Referring back to the subject, or having an object equal to the subject.
  2. (set theory) Of a relation R on a set S, such that xRx for all members x of S (that is, the relation holds between any element of the set and itself).
    "Equals" is a reflexive relation.
  3. Of or resulting from a reflex.
    The electric shock elicited an automatic and reflexive response from him.
  4. (figuratively) Producing immediate response, spontaneous.
    a reflexive dislike

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NounEdit

reflexive (plural reflexives)

  1. A reflexive pronoun.

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AdjectiveEdit

reflexive

  1. inflected form of reflexiv