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reflective

[ ri-flek-tiv ]
/ rɪˈflɛk tɪv /
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adjective
of or relating to reflection.
cast by reflection.
given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or deliberation: a reflective person.
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Origin of reflective

First recorded in 1620–30; reflect + -ive

synonym study for reflective

4. See pensive.

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British Dictionary definitions for reflective

reflective
/ (rɪˈflɛktɪv) /

adjective
characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
capable of reflectinga reflective surface
produced by reflection

Derived forms of reflective

reflectively, adverb
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Medical definitions for reflective

reflective
[ rĭ-flĕktĭv ]

adj.
Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
Capable of or producing reflection.
Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.
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