reflector

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noun re·flec·tor \ri-ˈflek-tər\

Definition of reflector

  1. 1 :  one that reflects; especially :  a polished surface for reflecting light or other radiation

  2. 2 :  a telescope in which the principal focusing element is a mirror

Examples of reflector in a sentence

  1. safety devices such as bicycle reflectors

  2. Reflectors are placed along the lanes of the highway.

1665

First Known Use of reflector

1665


REFLECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

reflector

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noun re·flec·tor \ri-ˈflek-tər\

Definition of reflector for English Language Learners

  • : an object that is used to reflect light


REFLECTOR Defined for Kids

reflector

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noun re·flec·tor \ri-ˈflek-tər\

Definition of reflector for Students

  1. :  a shiny surface for reflecting light or heat


Medical Dictionary

reflector

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noun re·flec·tor \ri-ˈflek-tər\

Medical Definition of reflector

  1. :  one that reflects; especially :  a polished surface for reflecting light or other radiation



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