reflective


re·flec·tive

adjective \ri-ˈflek-tiv\

: causing light, sound, or heat to move away : reflecting light, sound, or heat

: relating to or caused by light that reflects off a surface

: thinking carefully about something

Full Definition of REFLECTIVE

1
:  capable of reflecting light, images, or sound waves
2
:  marked by reflection :  thoughtful, deliberative
3
:  of, relating to, or caused by reflection <reflective glare>
4
:  reflexive 3
5
:  reflecting something :  indicative <how fashion is reflective of society — Glenda Bailey>
re·flec·tive·ly adverb
re·flec·tive·ness noun
re·flec·tiv·i·ty noun

Examples of REFLECTIVE

  1. the reflective glare of the shiny metal
  2. She was in a very reflective mood.

First Known Use of REFLECTIVE

1627

Other Physics Terms

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re·flec·tive

adjective \ri-ˈflek-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REFLECTIVE

1
: capable of reflecting light, images, or sound waves
2
: of, relating to, or caused by reflection <reflective glare of the snow>

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