reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction(adj)
an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
automatic, reflex(a), reflexive(adj)
without volition or conscious control
"the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"
An automatic response to a simple stimulus which does not require mental processing.
A corresponding phoneme in a daughter language.
to bend, turn back or reflect
to respond to a stimulus
Bent, turned back or reflected.
Produced automatically by a stimulus.
Having greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees.
Origin: From reflexus, past participle of reflectere.
directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective
produced in reaction, in resistance, or in return
of, pertaining to, or produced by, stimulus or excitation without the necessary intervention of consciousness
reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade
an involuntary movement produced by reflex action
to bend back; to turn back
Origin: [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. rflexe. See Reflect.]
ReFLEX is a wireless protocol developed by Motorola, used for two-way paging, messaging, and low-bandwidth data. It is based on the FLEX one-way paging protocol, adding capabilities for multiple forward channels, multiple return channels, and roaming. It originally came in two variants, ReFLEX25 and ReFLEX50. ReFLEX50 was originally developed to support a messaging service launched by MTEL in the mid 1990s, while ReFLEX25 was developed several years later to provide an upgrade path for traditional one-way paging carriers. The 50 and 25 signified 50 KHz and 25KHz channel spacing, although in reality both variants supported flexible channel configurations. The two variants were unified into a single protocol with version 2.7, which was released simply as ReFLEX 2.7. Devices compliant with ReFLEX 2.7 are backwards compatible with both ReFLEX25 and ReFLEX50 networks, with several new features to improve roaming, performance, and interoperability between different networks. ReFLEX systems support forward channel speeds of 1600, 3200, and 6400 bits per second, and return channel speeds of 800, 1600, 6400, and 9600 bits per second. Like FLEX, ReFLEX is synchronous, based on 1.875 second frames and 4-level FSK modulation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē′fleks, adj. bent or turned back: reflected: reciprocal: acting and reacting, as reflex influence: (physiol.) said of certain movements which take place independent of the will, being sent back from a nerve-centre in answer to a stimulus from the surface: (paint.) illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture.—n. reflection: light reflected from an illuminated surface: a copy.—v.t. Reflex′, to bend back.—p.adj. Reflexed′ (bot.), bent backward or downward.—n. Reflexibil′ity.—adjs. Reflex′ible, Reflect′ible, that may be reflected or thrown back.—n. Reflex′ity.—adj. Reflex′ive, turning backward: reflective: respecting the past: relating to a verb in which the action turns back upon the subject, as I bethought myself.—adv. Reflex′ively.—n. Reflex′iveness, the state or quality of being reflexive.—adv. Rē′flexly (also Reflex′ly).—adj. Reflexogen′ic, tending to increase reflex motions.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.
Reflex Software, Inc. develops and provides prototype app development software and technology to mobile app developers. The company’s offerings include Reflex and DAIO. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
The numerical value of Reflex in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Reflex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I didn't try to hurt anybody. It was a reflex from the pain.
Who wears the skin of the predator has no predator reflex. (Qui porte la peau du prédateur - N'a pas réflexe de prédateur.)
They've been hypothesized to act as sun shades, dust catchers and blink-reflex triggers, but there's been no really systematic study of what their true benefits are.
It’s due to the vagal reflex, in which a nerve signal from your testicles travels up your spinal cord and brain stem and activates the nausea and vomiting centers in your brain.
Jumping falls into a type of exercise we call plyometrics, these exercises involve quicker, shorter motions that stimulate the stretch reflex. That reflex is responsible for explosive movement, like an outfielder reacting to a fly ball.
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