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re·flex·ive

 (rĭ-flĕk′sĭv)
adj.
1. Directed back on itself.
2. Grammar
a. Of, relating to, or being a verb having an identical subject and direct object, as dressed in the sentence She dressed herself.
b. Of, relating to, or being the pronoun used as the direct object of a reflexive verb, as herself in She dressed herself.
3. Of or relating to a reflex.
4. Elicited automatically; spontaneous: "a bid for ... reflexive left-wing approval" (Marshall Delaney).
n. Grammar
A reflexive verb or pronoun. See Usage Note at myself.

re·flex′ive·ly adv.
re·flex′ive·ness, re′flex·iv′i·ty (rē′flĕk-sĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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reflexive

(rɪˈflɛksɪv)
adj
1. (Grammar) denoting a class of pronouns that refer back to the subject of a sentence or clause. Thus, in the sentence that man thinks a great deal of himself, the pronoun himself is reflexive
2. (Grammar) denoting a verb used transitively with the reflexive pronoun as its direct object, as the French se lever "to get up" (literally "to raise oneself") or English to dress oneself
3. (Physiology) physiol of or relating to a reflex
4. (Logic) logic maths (of a relation) holding between any member of its domain and itself: "… is a member of the same family as …" is reflexive. Compare irreflexive, nonreflexive
5. (Mathematics) logic maths (of a relation) holding between any member of its domain and itself: "… is a member of the same family as …" is reflexive. Compare irreflexive, nonreflexive
n
(Grammar) a reflexive pronoun or verb
reˈflexively adv
reˈflexiveness, reflexivity n
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re•flex•ive

(rɪˈflɛk sɪv)

adj.
1.
a. (of a verb) taking a subject and object with identical referents, as cut in I cut myself.
b. (of a pronoun) used as an object with the same referent as the subject of a verb, as myself in I cut myself.
2. reflex; responsive.
3. able to reflect; reflective.
n.
4. a reflexive verb or pronoun.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin reflexīvus turned back, reflected. See reflex, -ive]
re•flex′ive•ly, adv.
re•flex′ive•ness, re•flex•iv•i•ty (ˌri flɛkˈsɪv ɪ ti) n.
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reflexive

A form of a verb in which the subject and the object are the same, for example, “He washed himself.”
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reflexive - a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
personal pronoun - a pronoun expressing a distinction of person
Adj.1.reflexive - without volition or conscious controlreflexive - without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
involuntary - controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"
2.reflexive - referring back to itself
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
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Translations
إنْعِكاسيفِعْل إنْعِكاسي
zvratnýreflexivní
refleksiv
visszaható
afturbeygî sögnafturbeygt
sangrąžinis
atgriezenisks
zwrotny
reflexiv
dönüşlü

reflexive

[rɪˈfleksɪv]
A. ADJ (Ling) [verb, pronoun] → reflexivo
B. N (Ling) (= pronoun) → pronombre m reflexivo; (= verb) → verbo m reflexivo
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reflexive

[rɪˈflɛksɪv] adj [action, movement] → réflexereflexive pronoun npronom m réfléchireflexive verb nverbe m pronominal réfléchi
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reflexive

(Gram)
adjreflexiv
nReflexiv nt
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reflexive

[rɪˈflɛksɪv] adj (Gram) → riflessivo/a
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reflexive

(rəˈfleksiv) adjective
1. (of a pronoun) showing that the object of a verb is the same person or thing as the subject. In `He cut himself', `himself' is a reflexive pronoun.
2. (of a verb) used with a reflexive pronoun. In `control yourself!', `control' is a reflexive verb.
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Contrairement a l'analyse thematique, ce type d'analyse presuppose que l'objet d'etude est plus ou moins inaccessible a la conscience des informateurs, ce qui semble congruent avec notre etude puisque nous abordons la pratique reflexive en tant que phenomene sous-jacent a des interactions en ligne concretes.
(Likewise) agents are reflexive, capable of reformulating within limits their own identities and interests, and able to engage in strategic calculation about their current situation (1996, p.
The lifelong experiential learning realm was a benchmark for me to perceive learning behaviour through cognitive learning, social learning, conditioning learning making the meaning out of the learned phenomena and constructing a critical reflexive picture to shape my behaviour, attitude in social and cultural settings.
At Princess Margaret Hospital, a tertiary cancer centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, all PSA results in the range of 4 to 10 ng/mL prompt the reflexive measurement of free PSA as an aid for timely availability of free PSA values when this test may be clinically useful.
In a revision of her July 2003 doctoral dissertation at the Complutense University of Madrid, Orqueda analyzes in detail the possible reflexive strategies in the language of the Rigveda and Atharvaveda, and describes their distribution.
The works of prize-winning filmmaker Nick Deocampo on the early influences of Filipino movies were featured in the second session of the 'Reflexive Cinema' series held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on June 10.
Given a generalized reflection matrix /, that is, [J.sup.H] = J, [J.sup.2] = I, a matrix A [member of] [C.sup.nxn] is called a Hermitian reflexive matrix with respect to f if [A.sup.H] = A and A = JAJ.
If A = PAQ then A [member of] [R.sup.n x n] is called a generalized reflexive matrix with respect to (P, Q) [5].
This design demonstrates the importance of practitioner judgment in executing assessment activities and further highlights the need for a reflexive model.