reflexive has definitions from the fields of grammar,linguistics,physiology
1
[ adjective ] (grammar) referring back to itself

Synonyms

self-referent

Related terms

grammar backward

2
[ adjective ] (physiology) without volition or conscious control

Synonyms

automatic reflex

Examples

"the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light" "a reflex knee jerk" "sneezing is reflexive"

Related terms

physiology involuntary

3
[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects itself

Related terms

personal_pronoun

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