Origin of reflective
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4. contemplative, thoughtful. See pensive.
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Examples from the Web for reflectivity
The melting of sea ice, which changes the reflectivity of the planet, is an example of that.Why Obama Can't Wait on Climate
September 21, 2009
There was no alteration in sensation or in reflectivity, or in electrical excitability.
The metal mirror possessed 97 per cent of the reflectivity of the glass mirror.America's Munitions 1917-1918
There is no contraction of the visual fields; reflectivity is normal; Babinski's sign is absent.
- 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 reflectinga reflective surface
- produced by reflection
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Word Origin and History for reflectivity
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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