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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reflexivity - the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent
coreference - the grammatical relation between two words that have a common referent
2.reflexivity - (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
logical relation - a relation between propositions
mathematical relation - a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)
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In a classic example of reflexivity, when China's stock-market boom turned into July's bust, the government responded with a $200 billion attempt to support prices, closely followed by a small devaluation of the previously stable renminbi.
The contributors to this very well-integrated collection explore these urgent questions from a wide range of perspectives, including sociological analysis based in critical realism and personal reflexivity studies, the ethics of global warming, African traditions, feminist perspectives of care, patristic and Thomistic insights, and the ethics of individual responsibility.
We believe these propositions reflect a narrow and oversimplified definition of reflexivity * and what it means to be a reflective researcher in the context of PHIR.
The introductory chapters offer a framework for the applicability of expressive arts therapies to trauma and loss, followed by methods for using music, creative writing, theater and performance, dance and movement, visual arts, and multimodal approaches, as well as discussion of art and reflexivity, therapeutic programs for specific populations, and research on this type of therapy.
Keywords: economic theory, reflexivity, fallibility, euro crisis, sovereign debt, boom-bust cycle
Among the epistemological markers examined, authors were most likely to mention use of theory (55%) and a research paradigm (51%) and least likely to apply reflexivity (16%) or acknowledge power dynamics inherent in research (7%).
Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity, Pierre Rosanvallon (Princeton, N.
To understand why significant proportions of migrants return, and why some re-migrate, we argue that it is crucial to examine the emotional reflexivity involved in migration decisions.
For Hill, the performative relationship required of participants in paranormal domains inspires audience reflexivity about the meaning and value of experience, a reflexivity that she emulates in this analysis of paranormal media texts and their reception.
2008), those engaged in critical research are also often drawn to reflexivity as they reflect critically on the methods they use and the impacts of their work on their own lives as well as the lives of others.
In chapter 2, he distinguishes between the terms reflective and reflexive; he then proceeds in Chapter 3 to provide examples of reflexivity in linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and ecology, as well as its role in qualitative research.
Once this is the case, they have to develop a form of ethical reflexivity that will allow them to transcend the situation in which they find themselves and critically question their position, their own framing and assumptions.