Pronunciation: (ri-flek'siv), [key]
1. Gram.
a. (of a verb) taking a subject and object with identical referents, as shave in I shave myself.
b. (of a pronoun) used as an object to refer to the subject of a verb, as myself in I shave myself.
2. reflex; responsive.
3. able to reflect; reflective.
4. Math.
a. noting a relation in which each element is in relation to itself, as the relation “less than or equal to.” Cf. antireflexive.
b. (of a vector space) having the property that the dual space of the dual space of the given vector space equals the given vector space.

Gram.a reflexive verb or pronoun.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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