- Also called reflex act. movement caused by a reflex response.
- Also called reflex action. the entire physiological process activating such movement.
verb (used with object)
Origin of reflex
Related formsre·flex·ly, adverbre·flex·ness, nounmul·ti·re·flex, nounsem·i·re·flex, noun
Examples from the Web for reflex-action
Even the psychologist with his reflex-action theory does not solve the whole problem.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for reflex-action
- 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
- (as modifier)a reflex action See also reflex arc
- a mechanical response to a particular situation, involving no conscious decision
- (as modifier)a reflex response
Derived Formsreflexible, adjectivereflexibility, noun
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Culture definitions for reflex-action
An action or movement not controlled by conscious thought. A reflex may be anything from a hiccup to the involuntary response of a body part, such as the action that occurs in the knee-jerk reflex.