retroreflective

[re-troh-ri-flek-tiv]

adjective

of or relating to a surface, material, or device (retroreflector) that reflects light or other radiation back to its source; reflective.

Nearby words

  1. retroposed,
  2. retroposition,
  3. retroposon,
  4. retropubic space,
  5. retropulsion,
  6. retroreflector,
  7. retrorocket,
  8. retrorse,
  9. retrorsely,
  10. retroserrate

Origin of retroreflective

First recorded in 1850–55; retro- + reflective

Related formsret·ro·re·flec·tion, noun

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