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Definition of Reflex

Reflex

  1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective.
  2. Produced in reaction, in resistance, or in return.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or produced by, stimulus or excitation without the necessary intervention of consciousness.
  4. Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade.
  5. An involuntary movement produced by reflex action.
  6. To reflect.
  7. To bend back; to turn back.

Reflex Quotations

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Norman Vincent Peale

What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
Victor Hugo

Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.
W. Edwards Deming

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
Emma Goldman

From the viewpoint of political power, culture is absolutely vital. So vital, indeed, that power cannot operate without it. It is culture, in the sense of the everyday habits and beliefs of a people, which beds power down, makes it appear natural and inevitable, turns it into spontaneous reflex and response.
Terry Eagleton
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Reflex Translations

reflex in French is reflexe, reflet
reflex in German is Reflex, Spiegelung
reflex in Italian is rispecchiamento, riflesso
reflex in Spanish is reflejo
reflex in Swedish is reflex