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reflexive

1. Physiol of or relating to a reflex
2. Logic Maths (of a relation) holding between any member of its domain and itself

reflexive

(theory)
A relation R is reflexive if, for all x, x R x.

Equivalence relations, pre-orders, partial orders and total orders are all reflexive.
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Our study data were derived from a random population of men for whom free PSA was reflexively measured in a 1-year period at Princess Margaret Hospital.
At the same time, to those who would reflexively oppose every trade agreement, they need to know that if America sits on the sidelines while other nations sign trade deals, we will lose the chance to create jobs on our shores.
print and visual media reflexively described the move as an act of terrorism and deemed Hizbullah a "terrorist organization" (a designation long predating 2006).
As a teacher of rhetoric, it is tempting to respond reflexively to this posing of the rhetorical against the real; to say, as I often do, that there is nothing insubstantial or unreal about rhetoric.
Faster out of the box is a group gathered around the New Statesman, who have released a thing that has come to be known as 'The Euston Manifesto' and that seeks to set out a framework for a Left that is, by its account, less reflexively anti-American and sees a greater role for humanitarian intervention across the world.
Such sentiments are so reflexively endorsed by historians that one might ask whether they need to be said at all.
Immigrationists reflexively cite our nation's history as the moral and economic justification for a continuance of the unrestricted immigration policies.
As audience member Rafal Niemojewski put it, the new, reflexively urbanistic biennials such as Istanbul may offer a better example for Venice's restructuring than, for instance, a new pavilion for China in the Giardini.
It nurtures a closed-shop, guild-like mentality, and one, moreover, that is reflexively committed to the entire menu of illiberal, politically correct causes.
Moreover, many of those who reflexively blame the West do not honestly hold up a mirror to the rest of the world, including the Muslim world, and the racism and sexism and anti-Semitism that is rife in many parts of it.
Note that being up to date doesn't mean you reflexively implement new products as soon as they're released.
Almost reflexively, we assign characteristics of cuteness and cuddliness to these savage and powerful beasts.