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Main Entry: 1re·flex·ive
Pronunciation: ri-primarystressflek-siv
Function: adjective
1 : turned back upon itself
2 : of, relating to, or being an action directed back upon the doer or the grammatical subject
3 : of, relating to, or being a relation which exists between a thing and itself <the relation of equality or "is equal to" is reflexive but the relation "is the parent of" is not>
4 : characterized by behavior that occurs automatically without thinking <a reflexive response>
- re·flex·ive·ly adverb

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