an·​ti·​re·​flec·​tive | \ ˌan-tē-ri-ˈflek-tiv How to pronounce antireflective (audio) , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of antireflective

: being or coated with a transparent film that reduces the intensity of reflected light antireflective lenses

Examples of antireflective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SpaceX’s initial efforts at mitigating the spacecraft’s impact involved launching a prototype Starlink satellite known as DarkSat earlier this year that features a black antireflective coating. Emily Zhang, Scientific American, "SpaceX’s Dark Satellites Are Still Too Bright for Astronomers," 10 Sep. 2020 Fortunately, the final geometric designs, offset by dials encrusted in diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, are protected by an antireflective sapphire-crystal-glass layer—no UNESCO intervention required. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "The Fine Art of Mosaics is on Elegant Display in New Watches from Harry Winston," 5 Feb. 2020 Various antireflective coatings and screen covers typically involve trade-offs in durability, performance and expense. Daniel Akst, WSJ, "Moths Help Scientists Attack Glare," 7 July 2017 Moths’ eyes are strongly antireflective, thanks to a pattern of infinitesimal dimples on the surface. Daniel Akst, WSJ, "Moths Help Scientists Attack Glare," 7 July 2017 Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on the inner surface. Jack Forster,, "This Upstart Malaysian Watch Brand Has a Powerhouse Debut," 22 Aug. 2017 But Bagge discovered that some hyperiids enhance their invisibility by making use of antireflective coatings. Mark Strauss, National Geographic, "This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak," 9 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of antireflective

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Antireflective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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