See also: réflexive

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin reflexivus, from Latin reflexus.

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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
  5. Synonym of reflective

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reflexive ‎(plural reflexives)

  1. A reflexive pronoun.
  2. A reflexive verb.

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AdjectiveEdit

reflexive

  1. inflected form of reflexiv

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reflexive

  1. vocative masculine singular of reflexivus

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reflexive ‎(not comparable)

  1. reflexively