Definition Of reflex


(of an action) performed without conscious thought as an automatic response to a stimulus.

sneezing is a reflex action

(of an angle) exceeding 180°.


(of light) reflected.

a reflected source of light.

the reflex from the window lit his face

a thing that is determined by and reproduces the essential features or qualities of something else.

politics was no more than a reflex of economics

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Example Of reflex

  • reflex points

  • A cough is a reflex action to clear the airways of mucus, phlegm, irritants or a foreign body.

  • All his paradigm required was linking and relinking stimuli and responses: a salivary reflex , once produced by food, was now evoked by a bell signaling the coming of food.

  • Almost as if it were a reflex response, journalists and some scientific researchers alike blame technology and changes to family life for childhood obesity.

  • an act of consciousness is a reflex act with its own object, viz. the act of knowledge itself

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