reflex

Definitions:

  • Being an involuntary action or response, such as a sneeze, blink, or hiccup.
  • Produced as an automatic response or reaction.
  • Bent, turned, or thrown back; reflected.
  • Reflexed.
  • None
  • An involuntary response to a stimulus.
  • A person's ability to respond to new or changing stimuli.
  • An unlearned or instinctive response to a stimulus.
  • A form or feature that reflects or represents an earlier, often reconstructed, form or feature having undergone phonetic or other change.
  • None
  • Something, such as light or heat, that is reflected.
  • An image produced by reflection.
  • A copy or reproduction.
  • To bend back; turn back.
  • To reflect; cast or throw, as light; let shine.
  • Thrown or turned backward; having a backward direction; reflective; reactive.
  • In <em>painting</em>, illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture. See <internalXref urlencoded="reflected%20light">reflected light</internalXref>, under <em>reflected.</em>
  • In <em>oiol.</em>, bent back; reflexed.
  • A sensation supposed to be produced by the irritation of an efferent or motor nerve: but the existence of the phenomenon is denied.
  • Reflection; an image produced by reflection.
  • A mere copy; an adapted form: as, a Middle Latin <em>reflex</em> of an Old French word.
  • Light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade; hence, in <em>painting</em>, the illumination of one body or a part of it by light reflected from another body represented in the same piece. See <internalXref urlencoded="reflected%20light">reflected light</internalXref>, under <em>reflected.</em>
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="reflex%20action">reflex action</internalXref> (which see, under <internalXref urlencoded="reflex">reflex</internalXref>, a.).
  • Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective.
  • Produced in reaction, in resistance, or in return.
  • Of, pertaining to, or produced by, stimulus or excitation without the necessary intervention of consciousness.
  • any action performed involuntarily in consequence of an impulse or impression transmitted along afferent nerves to a nerve center, from which it is reflected to an efferent nerve, and so calls into action certain muscles, organs, or cells.
  • an excito-motory nerve. See <er>Exito-motory</er>.
  • To reflect.
  • To bend back; to turn back.
  • Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade.
  • An involuntary movement produced by reflex action.
  • See Knee jerk, under <er>Knee</er>.
  • An <xref>automatic</xref> <xref>response</xref> to a simple <xref>stimulus</xref> which does not require mental processing.
  • A <xref>corresponding</xref> <xref>phoneme</xref> in a <xref>daughter</xref> <xref>language</xref>.
  • <xref>Bent</xref>, <xref>turned</xref> <xref>back</xref> or <xref>reflected</xref>.
  • Produced automatically by a stimulus.
  • Having greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees.
  • to <xref>bend</xref>, <xref>turn</xref> back or <xref>reflect</xref>
  • to <xref>respond</xref> to a stimulus
  • an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
  • without volition or conscious control
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