[ US /ˌɹiˌfɫɛkˈsɪvɪti/ ]
  1. (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself
  2. the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent
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How To Use reflexivity In A Sentence

  • This is the age of post-postmodernism -- an age of both inoperative language and linguistic reflexivity, of "meaning" as both immaterial material and material immateriality -- and Douglas Kearney pushes hard against all of this by rendering language as active, operative, and indeed a locus for Spectacle. Seth Abramson: November 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews
  • The intertextuality and self-reflexivity of literature is not, finally, a defining feature but a foregrounding of aspects of language use and questions about representation that may also be observed elsewhere.
  • One form of philosophical modernism is a radical self-reflexivity and self legislation that stands against heteronomy.
  • The self-reflexivity of the narrative serves to exteriorize Ambrose's self-conscious self-narration.
  • Nevertheless, am eager to understand better the connection between evolutionary systems theory and reflexivity.
  • In lieu of that volume, he has presented excursuses on reflexivity in most of the half-dozen books he has published.
  • Moreover, the principle of linguistic self-consciousness or reflexivity seems to be made even more explicit when transposed to the narrative model.
  • In pursuing these alternatives, a more complex and representative understanding of reflexivity and self-identity may be generated.
  • The latter resonates with equal amounts of wry self-reflexivity and acknowledgement of issues concerning representation and cults of personality.
  • Coverage such as the Time article illustrates reflexivity because it not only reported on the event, but it drew attention to the production of the event as news.
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