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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

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

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.
Sarah Bernhardt

The human capacity for compassion is not a reflex that is triggered automatically by the presence of another living thing.
Steven Pinker
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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

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