Meaning of “reflex” in the English Dictionary

"reflex" in British English

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uk /ˈriː.fleks/ us /ˈriː.fleks/


uk /ˈriː.fleks/ us /ˈriː.fleks/ specialized

A reflex angle is more than 180° and less than 360°.

(Definition of “reflex” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reflex" in American English

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reflexnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈriˌfleks/

a sudden, automatic reaction to something:

He’s strong, always has good positioning, and his reflexes are fantastic.

biology A reflex is also an automatic reaction involving nerve cells that is not controlled by the brain, and, therefore, does not involve choice, for example, sneezing or vomiting

(Definition of “reflex” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)