[syn: reflexive, self-referent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reflexive \Re*flex"ive\ (-?v), a.
1. [Cf. F. r['e]flexif.] Bending or turned backward;
reflective; having respect to something past.
Assurance reflexive can not be a divine faith.
2. Implying censure. [Obs.] "What man does not resent an ugly
reflexive word?" --South.
3. (Gram.) Having for its direct object a pronoun which
refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; -- said
of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I
bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class;
[1913 Webster] -- Re*flex"ive*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: without volition or conscious control; "the automatic
shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a
reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive" [syn:
automatic, reflex(a), reflexive]
2: referring back to itself [syn: reflexive, self-referent]
n 1: a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the
agent's action affects the agent [syn: reflexive pronoun,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "reflexive":
active, active voice, antiphonal, automatic, blind, casual,
compulsive, conditioned, forced, gut, ill-advised, ill-considered,
ill-devised, impulsive, inadvertent, indeliberate, instinctive,
involuntary, mechanical, medio-passive, middle, middle voice,
passive, passive voice, reacting, reactionary, reactive, reflex,
refluent, respondent, responding, responsive, retroactionary,
retroactive, revulsive, snap, spontaneous, unadvised, uncalculated,
unconscious, unconsidered, undeliberate, undeliberated, undesigned,
unintended, unintentional, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unstudied,
unthinking, unwilled, unwilling, unwitting, voice
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
A relation R is reflexive if, for all x, x R x.
Equivalence relations, pre-orders, partial orders and
total orders are all reflexive.