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Definitions of reflex

  1. (physiology) without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Produced in reaction, in resistance, or in return. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Of, pertaining to, or produced by, stimulus or excitation without the necessary intervention of consciousness. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An involuntary movement produced by reflex action. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To reflect. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To bend back; to turn back. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord. Medical Dictionary DB
  12. A sending back of light or color; an image, as in a mirror; an involuntary movement of some part of the body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Turned or thrown back from a surface, as light or color; caused by action in return; as, a reflex influence; in physiology, pertaining to or caused by some impulse, independently of will. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To bend or turn back. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Reflexed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Reflecting, reflected. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. 1. A reaction, an involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the nervous centers in the brain or spinal cord; see also phenomenon. 2. A reflection. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Involuntary muscular or organic movement, due to excitement of nerves. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  19. Bent or turned back: reflected: (physiology) said of certain movements which take place independent of the will, being sent back from a nerve-centre in answer to a stimulus from the surface: (paint.) illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Reflection: light reflected from an illuminated surface. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Reflection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Thrown back; reflected. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Turned or thrown backward; reflective. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Reflection, or an image produced by reflection; a mere copy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Directed back; illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture; bent back or reflected; said of the motor nerves, acting independently of the will under a stimulus from impressions made on the sensory nerves. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. Reflection; reflected light. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Thrown or bent backwards; in bot., very much curved backwards; in phys., applied to a class of actions in which certain muscles act without the will of the individual; in paint., illuminated by a light reflected from another body In the same picture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Involuntary; reaction to stimulus. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  29. [Latin] Involuntary; appl. Reaction to stimulus (phys.). na
  30. r[=e]'fleks, adj. bent or turned back: reflected: reciprocal: acting and reacting, as reflex influence: (physiol.) said of certain movements which take place independent of the will, being sent back from a nerve-centre in answer to a stimulus from the surface: (paint.) illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture.--n. reflection: light reflected from an illuminated surface: a copy.--v.t. REFLEX', to bend back.--p.adj. REFLEXED' (bot.), bent backward or downward.--n. REFLEXIBIL'ITY.--adjs. REFLEX'IBLE, REFLECT'IBLE, that may be reflected or thrown back.--n. REFLEX'ITY.--adj. REFLEX'IVE, turning backward: reflective: respecting the past: relating to a verb in which the action turns back upon the subject, as I bethought myself.--adv. REFLEX'IVELY.--n. REFLEX'IVENESS, the state or quality of being reflexive.--adv. R[=E]'FLEXLY (also REFLEX'LY).--adj. REFLEXOGEN'IC, tending to increase reflex motions. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. That which is reflected; an image or luminous phenomena induced by reflection; as Light-r. of the membrane tympani and the retinal vessels. Corneal and Lenticular r., Red r. (Fundus r.) of the retina. na
  32. Reflected light or colour or glory the fame of Greece was a r. from the glory of Athens), (Paint.) part of picture represented as affected by the light or colour of another part; image or reflection in mirror &c; reproduction, secondary manifestation, correspondent result, (legislation should be a r. of public opinion; lamb& mint sauce is a popular r. of the passover with bitter herbs); a r. action (doctor tested patient\'s rr.). [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. Recurved (rare); (of light &c.) reflected (rare); (of thought &c.) introspective, directed back upon itself or its own operations, (of effect or influence) reactive, coming back upon its author or source; (Physiol.) r. action, independent of the will, excited as involuntary response to nerve-stimulation; (Gram.) reflexive (now rare). Hence reflexly adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Reflected. American pocket medical dictionary.
  35. A reflected action or movement. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. The term used to express the fact that when a sensory nerve is stimulated, the nerve impulse, on reaching the nerve center, is returned (reflected) through an efferent nerve to the periphery; as a noun, a r. action, movement, secretion, etc. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  37. [L.] Illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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