irreflexive

adjective
ir·​re·​flex·​ive | \ ˌir-i-ˈflek-siv How to pronounce irreflexive (audio) \

Definition of irreflexive

: being a relation for which the reflexive property does not hold for any element of a given set

First Known Use of irreflexive

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Irreflexive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irreflexive. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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