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1.  a.  an immediate involuntary response, esp one that is innate, such as coughing or removal of the hand from a hot surface, evoked by a given stimulus
 b.  See also reflex arc (as modifier): a reflex action
2.  a.  a mechanical response to a particular situation, involving no conscious decision
 b.  (as modifier): a reflex response
3.  a reflection; an image produced by or as if by reflection
4.  a speech element derived from a corresponding form in an earlier state of the language: "sorrow" is a reflex of Middle English "sorwe"
5.  maths (of an angle) between 180° and 360°
6.  (prenominal) turned, reflected, or bent backwards
7.  (tr) to bend, turn, or reflect backwards
[C16: from Latin reflexus bent back, from reflectere to reflect]

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