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.

Nearby words

  1. reflection,
  2. reflection coefficient,
  3. reflection density,
  4. reflection nebula,
  5. reflection plane,
  6. reflectively,
  7. reflectivity,
  8. reflectometer,
  9. reflector,
  10. reflectorize

Origin of reflective

First recorded in 1620–30; reflect + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for reflectively

reflective

/ (rɪˈflɛktɪv) /

adjective

characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
capable of reflectinga reflective surface
produced by reflection
Derived Formsreflectively, adverb

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Word Origin and History for reflectively

reflective

adj.

1620s, from reflect + -ive. Related: Reflectively; reflectiveness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for reflectively

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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