Reflexive
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Reflexive
See also: réflexive

English

Etymology

From Medieval Latin reflex?vus, from Latin reflexus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

reflexive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Referring back to the subject, or having an object equal to the subject.
  2. (set theory) Of a relation R on a set S, such that xRx for all members x of S (that is, the relation holds between any element of the set and itself).
    "Equals" is a reflexive relation.
  3. Of or resulting from a reflex.
    The electric shock elicited an automatic and reflexive response from him.
  4. (figuratively) Producing immediate response, spontaneous.
    a reflexive dislike
  5. Synonym of reflective

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Noun

reflexive (plural reflexives)

  1. (grammar) A reflexive pronoun.
  2. (grammar) A reflexive verb.

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German

Pronunciation

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Adjective

reflexive

  1. inflection of reflexiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Latin

Etymology 1

Adverb

reflex?v? (not comparable)

  1. reflexively

Etymology 2

Adjective

reflex?ve

  1. vocative masculine singular of reflex?vus

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