reflexive

Pronunciation Adjective

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Pronunciation Adjective

**reflexive** (*not comparable*)

- (
*grammar*) Referring back to the subject, or having an object equal to the subject. - (
*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.

- Of or resulting from a reflex.
*The electric shock elicited an automatic and***reflexive**response from him.

- (
*figurative*) Producing immediate response, spontaneous.*a***reflexive**dislike

- Synonym of
*reflective#English|reflective*

- irreflexive, non-reflexive, nonreflexive

- (
*set theory*) symmetric - (
*set theory*) transitive - irreflexive

**reflexive** (*plural* reflexives)

- (
*grammar*) A reflexive pronoun. - (
*grammar*) A reflexive verb.

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