automatic reaction


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automatic reaction

A category of reflexes that includes righting and equilibrium reactions. Synonym: automatic movement reaction
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I felt awful leaving him in the sea but my automatic reaction was to run.
He didn't open the door to the cupboard when he saw the glow, which, for many people, would be an automatic reaction to see what was happening.
The White House's top Africa policy adviser, Michelle Gavin, said the administration never intended to have specific metrics that would prompt an automatic reaction.
Having had small shares in horses in the past, when people learn of your involvement, their automatic reaction is that you are a mad gambler.
This automatic reaction would normally seal the palate when the snakes touched the back of his throat.
When they're swimming and the girls come up, their hair can get in their eyes and the automatic reaction is to move it.
But the automatic reaction, which ranges from dismissal to outrage, is not serving either side.
This provides greater control of the system during normal operation and allows rapid automatic reaction to arising events such as flight reschedules.
If she saw something, her automatic reaction was to say 'I can't do it'.
It's the problem of stirring up the automatic reaction from the lobbies that exist to protect Darwinism and have great influence with the media," Johnson said.
Williams nonetheless concluded that blacks "need to grow beyond the automatic reaction of defending someone because he or she shares the same skin color and is in a dilemma.
It was no thinking, just automatic reaction, knowing it might be your turn," he recalls.

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