Associations to the word «Reflex»


REFLEX, noun. An automatic response to a simple stimulus which does not require mental processing.
REFLEX, noun. (linguistics) the descendant of an earlier language element, such as a word or phoneme, in a daughter language
REFLEX, noun. (obsolete) Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade.
REFLEX, adjective. Bent, turned back or reflected.
REFLEX, adjective. Produced automatically by a stimulus.
REFLEX, adjective. (geometry) (of an angle) Having greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees.
REFLEX, adjective. (photography) Of a camera or camera mechanism, using a mirror to reflect the image onto a ground-glass viewfinder, allowing the photographer to see it up to the moment of exposure.
REFLEX, verb. To bend, turn back or reflect
REFLEX, verb. To respond to a stimulus
REFLEX ANGLE, noun. (geometry) An angle greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees.
REFLEX ANGLES, noun. Plural of reflex angle
REFLEX ARC, noun. (neuroanatomy) (neurophysiology) The neural pathway that mediates a reflex.
REFLEX ARCS, noun. Plural of reflex arc
REFLEX CAMERA, noun. A camera that permits the photographer to view the exact image that will be captured, unlike earlier viewfinder cameras.
REFLEX HAMMER, noun. (medicine) A tool used by physician to hit the body and test for certain reflexes.
REFLEX RESPONSE, noun. The outcome carried out by the motor effector as a result of the reflex arc.

Dictionary definition

REFLEX, noun. An automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus.
REFLEX, adjective. Without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive".

Wise words

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