One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Grammar. Not reflexive.
2Mathematics and Logic. Relating to or designating a relation which may, but need not, hold between a term and itself.
Grammar. A non-reflexive verb or pronoun.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Sweet (1845–1912), phonetician and comparative philologist. From non- + reflexive.
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