reflex

Pronunciation Noun

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Pronunciation Noun

**reflex** (*plural* reflexes)

- An automatic response to a simple stimulus which does not require mental processing.
**1970**, Stanisław Lem, trans. Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox,*Solaris (novel)*:- For a while, I shall have to make a conscious effort to smile, nod, stand and perform the thousands of little gestures which constitute life on Earth, and then those gestures will become
**reflexes**again.

- For a while, I shall have to make a conscious effort to smile, nod, stand and perform the thousands of little gestures which constitute life on Earth, and then those gestures will become

- (
*linguistics*) The descendant of an earlier language element, such as a word or phoneme, in a daughter language. - The descendant of anything from an earlier time, such as a cultural myth.
- The superstition of the loup-garou, or werewolf, belongs to the folklore of most modern nations, and has its
**reflex**in the story of "Little Red Riding-hood" and others.

- The superstition of the loup-garou, or werewolf, belongs to the folklore of most modern nations, and has its

- (
*mostly, photography*) Reflection or an image produced by reflection. The light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade.*A***reflex**camera uses a mirror to reflect the image onto a ground-glass viewfinder.*c.***1591–1595**, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene v]:- Yon gray is not the morning's eye, / 'Tis but the pale
**reflex**of Cynthia's brow.

**1849**, [Alfred, Lord Tennyson], In Memoriam, London: Edward Moxon, […], published 1850, OCLC 3968433 ↗, (please specify ): - |||tr=|brackets=|subst=|lit=|nocat=1|footer=}}|}}

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

- French: continuateur
- German: Kontinuante, Fortsetzer
- Italian: riflesso, continuatore
- Spanish: reflejo, continuador

**reflex**

- Bent, turned back or reflected.
- the
**reflex**act of the soul, or the turning of the intellectual eye inward upon its own actions

- the

- Produced automatically by a stimulus.
- (
*geometry, of an angle*) Having greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees.**1878**, James Maurice Wilson,*Elementary Geometry*, MacMillan, page 10 ↗:- A polygon is said to be
*convex*when no one of its angles is**reflex**.

- A polygon is said to be
**1895**, David Eugen Smith and Wooster Woodruff Bernan,*New Plane and Solid Geometry*, page 7:- An angle less than a right angle is said to be
*acute*; one greater than a right angle but less than a straight angle is said to be*obtuse*; one greater than a straight angle but less than a perigon is said to beor*reflex**convex*.

- An angle less than a right angle is said to be
**1958**, Howard Fehr, “On Teaching Dihedral Angle and Steradian” in*The Mathematics Teacher*, v 51, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, page 275:- If the
**reflex**region is the interior of the angle, the dihedral angle is**reflex**.

- If the
**1991**, B. Falcidieno et al, “Configurable Representations in Feature-based Modelling” in*Eurographics '91: Proceedings*, North-Holland, page 145:- A
**reflex**edge of a polyhedron is an edge where the inner dihedral angle subtended by two incident faces is greater than 180°.

- A
**2001**, Esther M. Arkin et al, “On the Reflexivity of Point Sets”, in*Algorithms and data structures: 7th International Workshop, WADS 2001: Proceedings*, Springer, page 195:- We say that an angle is
*convex*if it is not**reflex**.

- We say that an angle is
**2004**, Ana Paula Tomás and António Leslie Bajuelos, “Quadratic-Time Linear-Space Algorithms Generating Orthogonal Polygons with a Given Number of Vertices”, in*Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2004 Proceedings*, part 3, Springer, page 117:*P*denotes a polygon and*r*the number of**reflex**vertices.

- (
*painting*) Illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture.

- (
*of an angle*) re-entrant

**reflex** (reflexes, *present participle* reflexing; *past and past participle* reflexed)

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