that reflects; reflecting.
of or relating to reflection.
cast by reflection.
given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or deliberation:
a reflective person.
(physics) a measure of the ability of a surface to reflect radiation, equal to the reflectance of a layer of material sufficiently thick for the reflectance not to depend on the thickness
Also called reflectiveness. the quality or capability of being reflective
characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
capable of reflecting: a reflective surface
produced by reflection
reflective re·flec·tive (rĭ-flěk’tĭv)
Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
Capable of or producing reflection.
Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.
[ree-flek-tom-i-ter, ri-] /ˌri flɛkˈtɒm ɪ tər, rɪ-/ noun, Optics. 1. a device for measuring reflectance. reflectometer /ˌriːflɛkˈtɒmɪtə/ noun 1. (physics) an instrument for measuring the ratio of the energy of a reflected wave to the incident wave in a system
- Reflect on
1. Consider or think carefully about, as in She reflected on her country’s role in history. [ c. 1600 ] 2. reflect on one. Give evidence of one’s qualities, as in The hasty preparation of this report will reflect on you. [ Second half of 1600s ]
noun 1. a person or thing that reflects. 2. a body, surface, or device that reflects light, heat, sound, or the like. 3. reflecting telescope. 4. a substance, as graphite or heavy water, used to prevent the escape of neutrons from the core of a nuclear reactor. noun 1. a person or thing that reflects […]
[ri-flek-tuh-rahyz] /rɪˈflɛk təˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), reflectorized, reflectorizing. 1. to treat something so that it reflects light: to reflectorize license plates.