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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·flex /ˈriˌflɛks/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·flex /ˈrɪˌflɛks/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·flex a.
 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective.
    The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the intellectual eye inward upon its own actions.   --Sir M. Hale.
 2. Produced in reaction, in resistance, or in return.
 3. Physiol. Of, pertaining to, or produced by, stimulus or excitation without the necessary intervention of consciousness.
 Reflex action Physiol., any action performed involuntarily in consequence of an impulse or impression transmitted along afferent nerves to a nerve center, from which it is reflected to an efferent nerve, and so calls into action certain muscles, organs, or cells.
 Reflex nerve Physiol., an excito-motory nerve. See Exito-motory.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·flex n.
 1. Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade.
 Yon gray is not the morning's eye,
 'Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia's brow.   --Shak.
 On the depths of death there swims
 The reflex of a human face.   --Tennyson.
 2. Physiol. An involuntary movement produced by reflex action.
 Patellar reflex. See Knee jerk, under Knee.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·flex v. t.
 1. To reflect. [Obs.]
 2. To bend back; to turn back.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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" [syn: automatic,
             reflex(a), reflexive]
      n : an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
          [syn: instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn
          reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction]