ir·​re·​flex·​ive ˌir-i-ˈflek-siv How to pronounce irreflexive (audio)
: being a relation for which the reflexive property does not hold for any element of a given set

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irreflexive was circa 1890

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“Irreflexive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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