• WordNet 3.6
    • adj reflexive referring back to itself
    • adj reflexive without volition or conscious control "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light","a reflex knee jerk","sneezing is reflexive"
    • n reflexive a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reflexive Bending or turned backward; reflective; having respect to something past. "Assurance reflexive can not be a divine faith."
    • Reflexive (Gram) Having for its direct object a pronoun which refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; -- said of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class; reciprocal; reflective.
    • Reflexive Implying censure. "What man does not resent an ugly reflexive word?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reflexive Reflective; bending or turning backward; having respect to something past.
    • reflexive Capable of reflection; reflective.
    • reflexive Casting or containing a reflection or censure.
    • n reflexive A reflexive verb or pronoun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Reflexive turning backward: reflective: respecting the past: relating to a verb in which the action turns back upon the subject, as I bethought myself
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  • Mangnu Hirschfield
    Mangnu Hirschfield
    “Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.”
  • Emma Goldman
    “Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. réflexif,


In literature:

The Spinal Cord as a Reflex Center.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
When fully expanded they are an inch across, and somewhat reflexed.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Indusium formed by the reflexed margin of the pinnules.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
His style of oratory was the exact reflex of his mind.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
It is impossible, however, that so pure a life should have been altogether without reflex upon others.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Breuer illustrates what happens by reference to the sneezing reflex.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It was absolutely reflex; no thought had entered into it.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Reflex Influences from the Nose.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Vienna is a faithful reflex in miniature of Austria in general.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
Reflexive pronouns, history of, 69. how formed, 69.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
Queed was among the first to rise; the movement was like a reflex action.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
The very mixture and hurry of the metaphors In Milton's mind are a reflex of the facts around him.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
Nor can this be without its reflex action upon the mind of the child.
"Spirit and Music" by H. Ernest Hunt
He must have an all-or-nothing defensive reflex.
"Diplomatic Immunity" by Robert Sheckley
I can't control the reflex of blinking.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
Vomiting without any apparent cause suggests nervous lesions, organic or reflex.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Nor can it fail to have a reflex influence in securing the interest of the public.
"The Library and Society" by Various
Basin medium, regular; Eye small, closed; Segments of calyx long and reflexed.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
The second example of a nascent reflex in dogs which I have to mention is as follows.
"Darwin, and After Darwin, Volume II (of 3)" by George John Romanes
Only we are able to control and suppress these reflex actions which the lower animals apparently cannot.
"Morals and the Evolution of Man" by Max Simon Nordau

In poetry:

Only the Lord can understand
When those first pangs begin,
How much is reflex action and
How much is really sin.
"The Comforters" by Rudyard Kipling
O fleeting synthesis
Of all that was, and is,
Reflex of earth and star,
Yourself, yourself, you are
The inmost mystery
Of land and sky and sea.
"Idealism" by E J Rupert Atkinson
White bells,
Blue bells,
Hollow and reflexed.
Deep tunnels of blue and white dimness,
Cool wine-tunnels for bees.
There is a floundering and buzzing over Minna's head.
"A Roxbury Garden" by Amy Lowell
For all the heavenly glory of his face
That caught the white Transfiguration's shine
And cast on us the reflex of thy grace—
Of all thy men late left, the most divine;
"A Thanksgiving For F. D. Maurice" by George MacDonald
Some mirror out of range
Flashes reflex of Heaven on this sweet earth,
Brooding for ever, beautiful, without change,
The blue-bell sea, the thousand streams' soft mirth.
"The Image" by Katharine Tynan
This way have men come out of brutishness
To spell the letters of the sky and read
A reflex upon earth else meaningless.
With thee, O fount of the Untimed! to lead,
Drink they of thee, thee eyeing, they unaged
Shall on through brave wars waged.
"Hymn To Colour" by George Meredith

In news:

A lunatic opens fire in public, and even before the cable-news air-fillers do their thing, a sort of involuntary political reflex occurs.
Shawn Baldwin/Reflex News, for The New York Times.
Toine van den Heuvel's Reflex modular sofa with metal frame by Artifort, through M2L, 212-832-8222.
Ritmo Mundo Reflex LED Watch.
Try a reflex sight on your rifle, pistol or bow (Joe's Outdoor Office video).
Cumberland Regional High School student organizes Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy benefit.
Courtney Etherton, a CRHS student, recently organized a benefit concert to raise awareness of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
1 Helen Dimaras and colleagues did not mention the red reflex test.
Area that controls breathing and reflexes may be impaired in some babies.
Reflexively, I almost reached into my pocket for a tissue, so I could tidy him up a bit.
Now Alvin Gouldner offers us yet another diversion in the shape of "reflexive sociology ," or the sociologist contemplating his own navel.
It's not deliberate — it's a reflex action.
Luckily this tragedy was averted thanks to the quick reflexes of his friends and family.
Keep it simple with gross motor skills and reflex training to prevent gun grabs.
Coughs and sneezes are both reflexes that ultimately squeeze your chest and force out air.

In science:

REFLEX catalog (B¨ohringer et al. 2004), primarily a subset that are also Abell clusters (Abell et al. 1989).
Stellar Locus Regression: Accurate Color Calibration, and the Real-time Determination of Galaxy Cluster Photometric Redshifts
As less than 1/3 of the REFLEX and NORAS clusters (B ¨ohringer et al. 2000; B ¨ohringer et al. 2004) have Chandra data, we are forced to include as many systems from the archive as we can.
Every BCG with a strong radio AGN has an X-ray cool core: is the cool core - noncool core dichotomy too simple?
Lin & Mohr (2007) derived the radio active fractions of BCGs for 573 groups and clusters selected from the NORAS and REFLEX cluster catalogs.
Every BCG with a strong radio AGN has an X-ray cool core: is the cool core - noncool core dichotomy too simple?
Thus, these agents (whose functional architecture and formalization in the form of UML class diagram are proposed in Figures 5.a and 5.b) may perform reflex actions, routine actions, or creative and cooperative actions in new situations.
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
There are two X-ray cluster surveys covering both celestial hemispheres: the NOrthern Rosat All-Sky (NORAS 7 ) survey and the complementary survey in the southern hemisphere, the REFLEX (Rosat Eso Flux Limited X-ray survey 6 , 51 ).
Cluster Surveys
While the NORAS cluster sample selection is purely based on X-ray information (e.g. extent of the X-ray source), the REFLEX survey is based on the correlation of X-ray sources with galaxy overdensities.
Cluster Surveys
Recent results from the REFLEX include a measure of the power spectrum within a cubic volume of 400h−1 Mpc side and an estimate of the two-point correlation function 52 .
Cluster Surveys
Kerscher et al. (2001) has already found statistical evidence for non-gaussianity based on the REFLEX sample of X–ray clusters, although Verde et al. (2001) highlight that the CMB and high redshift galaxies maybe a better way to studying this issue.
Large-Scale Structure Studies with Clusters of Galaxies
Over the last decade, such concerns have driven the creation of new optical and X–ray cluster surveys e.g. the EDCC (Lumdsen et al. 1992), APM (Dalton et al. 1992), DPOSS (Gal et al. 2000) and REFLEX surveys (Collins et al. 2000).
Large-Scale Structure Studies with Clusters of Galaxies
We look forward to new ξcc measurements from large, homogeneous samples of clusters taken from the SDSS, REFLEX and 2dF surveys.
Large-Scale Structure Studies with Clusters of Galaxies
Neither the REFLEX not the 2dF surveys claim to have detected these features.
Conference Summary
The REFLEX Galaxy Cluster Survey VII: Ωm and σ8 from cluster abundance and large-scale clustering,” P.
The Cosmic Microwave Background
Confidence contours (1–3 σ levels for two degrees of freedom) in the Ω0 – w plane obtained from SNeIa only (Perlmutter et al. 1999 sample, left panel) and SNeIa plus REFLEX (right panel, from Schuecker et al. 2003).
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
Bourdieu, P. (2004), The Science of Science and Reflexivity, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980-2007)
This cogitatum can only be grasped by a reflexive agent in an intentional performance analogous to capturing the operation of one’s own cogito.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology