I. noun Etymology: Latin reflexus, past participle of reflectere to reflect Date: 1508 1. a. archaic reflected heat, light, or color b. a mirrored image c. a copy exact in essential or peculiar features 2. a. an automatic and often inborn response to a stimulus that involves a nerve impulse passing inward from a receptor to a nerve center and thence outward to an effector (as a muscle or gland) without reaching the level of consciousness — compare habit 7 b. the process that culminates in a reflex and comprises reception, transmission, and reaction — called also reflex action c. plural the power of acting or responding with adequate speed d. a way of thinking or behaving 3. a linguistic element (as a word or sound) or system (as writing) that is derived from a prior and especially an older element or system <
boat is the reflex of Old English bāt
II. adjective Etymology: Latin reflexus Date: 1649 1. directed back on the mind or its operations ; introspective 2. reflexed 3. produced or carried out in reaction, resistance, or return 4. of an angle being between 180° and 360° 5. of, relating to, or produced by a reflex without intervention of consciousness • reflexly adverb

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  • reflex — [ reflɛks ] adj. et n. m. • 1922; mot angl. ♦ Se dit d un appareil de photo où la visée s effectue par un objectif (si c est le même objectif que pour la prise de vue, l image est renvoyée par un système de prismes). Appareil reflex. N. m. Des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reflex — REFLÉX, Ă, reflecşi, xe, adj., s.n. I. adj. (fiziol.; despre acte sau mişcări ale organismului) Produs în mod spontan, independent de voinţă. ♢ Act reflex (şi substantivat, n.) = reacţie bruscă şi automată a organismului animal sau uman la o… …   Dicționar Român

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  • Reflex — Re flex (r? fl?ks; formerly r?*fl?ks ), n. [L. reflexus a bending back. See {Reflect}.] 1. Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade. [1913 Webster] Yon gray is not the morning s eye, Tis but the pale reflex of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflex — Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the intellectual eye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflex — [rē′fleks΄; ] for v., also [ ri fleks′] n. [< L reflexus, reflected, pp. of reflectere: see REFLECT] 1. a) reflection, as of light b) light or color resulting from reflection 2. a reflected image, likeness, or reproduction 3 …   English World dictionary

  • reflex — (n.) c.1500, reflection of light, from the verb meaning refract, deflect (late 14c.), from L.L. reflexus a bending back, properly pp. of reflectere (see REFLECTION (Cf. reflection)). Meaning involuntary nerve stimulation first recorded 1877, from …   Etymology dictionary

  • réflex — (Del ingl. reflex). 1. adj. Dicho de una cámara fotográfica: Que tiene un visor para ver la misma imagen que saldrá en la fotografía. 2. f. Cámara fotográfica con este tipo de visor …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • reflex — ► NOUN 1) an action performed without conscious thought as a response to a stimulus. 2) a thing that reproduces the essential features or qualities of something else. 3) archaic a reflected source of light. ► ADJECTIVE 1) performed as a reflex.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Reflex — Re*flex (r?*fl?ks ), v. t. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere. See {Reflect}.] 1. To reflect. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend back; to turn back. J. Gregory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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