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irreflexive

[ ir-i-flek-siv ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈflɛk sɪv /
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adjective
not reflexive.
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Origin of irreflexive

First recorded in 1885–90; ir-2 + reflexive

OTHER WORDS FROM irreflexive

ir·re·flex·ive·ness, ir·re·flex·iv·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for irreflexive

irreflexive
/ (ˌɪrɪˈflɛksɪv) /

adjective
logic (of a relation) failing to hold between each member of its domain and itself`… is distinct from …' is irreflexive Compare reflexive (def. 4), nonreflexive
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