Definition of reflective
Examples of reflective in a Sentence
the reflective glare of the shiny metal
She was in a very reflective mood.
Recent Examples of reflective from the Web
The weight clauses are somewhat unusual but reflective of the concern the Seahawks had in making sure Lacy stayed in proper shape.
Witnesses described the suspect as a black male with dreadlocks wearing a reflective safety vest.
BABIP is reflective not only of the skills of the batter, but the defense behind the pitcher and the quirky nature of what course a ball can take after it's hit.
Grace Philips, general counsel for the New Mexico Association of Counties, said the report is no longer reflective of the state’s jail populations because many counties have reported a reduction in inmates since 2017.
Tom Wilson, Bob Dylan's producer at the time, produced all but three of the 15 tracks, and the set brims with crisp, melodic folk-rock in which Dion the singer-songwriter comes across as earnestly searching and reflective without being solipsistic.
The event is family-oriented but also meant to be a something of a somber and reflective experience, Jelinek said.
The stat most reflective of his success this season were the 13 walks in more than 93 innings pitched.
By isolating stereo sound and using the reflective properties of the dome, the Audio Imager performs like a pair of headphones without the funky earmuffs.
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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.
First Known Use of reflective
REFLECTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reflective for English Language Learners
: 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
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