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reflective

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adjective re·flec·tive \ri-ˈflek-tiv\

Simple Definition of reflective

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reflective

  1. 1 :  capable of reflecting light, images, or sound waves

  2. 2 :  marked by reflection :  thoughtful, deliberative

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or caused by reflection <reflective glare>

  4. 4 :  reflexive 3

  5. 5 :  reflecting something :  indicative <how fashion is reflective of society — Glenda Bailey>

reflectively

adverb

reflectiveness

noun

reflectivity

noun

Examples of reflective in a sentence

  1. the reflective glare of the shiny metal

  2. She was in a very reflective mood.



Did You Know?

Reflective people are people who reflect on things--that is, look back at things that have been done or said in order to think calmly and quietly about them. Most reflective people would agree with Socrates that (as he told the jury that would soon sentence him to death) "The unexamined life is not worth living". Reflective people tend to be a bit philosophical and intellectual. But almost everyone has reflective moods; gazing into a fireplace or a campfire seems to do it to almost everyone.

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First Known Use of reflective

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Medical Dictionary

reflective

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adjective re·flec·tive \ri-ˈflek-tiv\

Medical Definition of reflective

  1. 1:  capable of reflecting light, images, or sound waves

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or caused by reflection <reflective glare of the snow>





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