Meaning of reflex
Pronunciation: (adj., n.rē'fleksv.ri&sylpfleks'), [key]
- noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus, the nerve impulse from a receptor being transmitted inward to a nerve center that in turn transmits it outward to an effector.
- occurring in reaction; responsive.
- cast back; reflected, as light, color, etc.
- bent or turned back.
- designating a radio apparatus in which the same circuit or part performs two functions.
- Also calledre&prim;flex act&prim;.movement caused by a reflex response.
- Also calledre&prim;flex ac&prim;tion.the entire physiological process activating such movement.
- any automatic, unthinking, often habitual behavior or response.
- the reflection or image of an object, as exhibited by a mirror or the like.
- a reproduction, as if in a mirror.
- a copy; adaptation.
- reflected light, color, etc.
- an element in a language, as a sound, that has developed from a corresponding element in an earlier form of the language:(ō) in “stone” is a reflex of Old English ā. The
- a reflex radio receiver.
- a reflex camera.
- to subject to a reflex process.
- to bend, turn, or fold back.
- to arrange in a reflex system.
- reflex (Thesaurus)