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
Making your texts more reflective of the world around us, the emoji update will include a woman wearing a headscarf as well as a woman breastfeeding a child.
In true festival fashion, reflective eyewear was ubiquitous, and bandanas were worn as both chokers and crop tops.
Svaty defends his record as reflective of the values of his rural House district.
Moses looks at his art in a way reflective of his past as a battlefield surgical technician during World War II.
In addition, most of the traffic signals along this section of Dixie are being upgraded by replacing poles, adding permitted/protected left turn arrows and installing reflective back plates – as well as pedestrian push buttons.
The atmosphere is reflective and solemn, with quiet reading rooms offering books, newspapers, spaces to practice calligraphy, and tea.
So ESPN viewers were treated to analysis of how Pasecniks would fit in with the Magic and discussion of how this was reflective of new Orlando general manager John Hammond’s strategy.
Dykema and his collaborators plan to create a kilometer-long swath of reflective ice crystals in the frigid upper atmosphere by releasing water vapor behind a future World View balloon.
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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.
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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