[ ri-flek-tiv ]
/ rɪˈflɛk tɪv /


of or relating to reflection.
cast by reflection.
given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or deliberation: a reflective person.

Origin of reflective

First recorded in 1620–30; reflect + -ive

SYNONYMS FOR reflective

OTHER WORDS FROM reflective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for reflectiveness

/ (rɪˈflɛktɪv) /


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 reflectiveness

[ rĭ-flĕktĭv ]


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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