reflector

[ ri-flek-ter ]
/ rɪˈflɛk tər /

noun

a person or thing that reflects.
a body, surface, or device that reflects light, heat, sound, or the like.
See under telescope (def. 1).
a substance, as graphite or heavy water, used to prevent the escape of neutrons from the core of a nuclear reactor.

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Origin of reflector

First recorded in 1655–65; reflect + -or2

OTHER WORDS FROM reflector

non·re·flec·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reflector

reflector
/ (rɪˈflɛktə) /

noun

a person or thing that reflects
a surface or object that reflects light, sound, heat, etc
a small translucent red disc, strip, etc, with a reflecting backing on the rear of a road vehicle, which reflects the light of the headlights of a following vehicle
another name for reflecting telescope
part of an aerial placed so as to increase the forward radiation of the radiator and decrease the backward radiation
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Medical definitions for reflector

reflector
[ rĭ-flĕktər ]

n.

A surface that reflects light, heat, or sound.
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