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
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.
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.
Now, with the arrival of Season 2, the main characters enter a storyline more reflective of that covered in the comics.
Regardless of technology used, 3D scanning solutions struggle with reflective, shiny, or translucent objects.
Is this reflective of a class system that is so prevalent in Washington?
Tunisia and Egypt’s constitution-drafting processes were reflective of the international consensus around the need for popular participation and buy-in.
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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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