retroreflector

[ re-troh-ri-flek-ter ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊ rɪˈflɛk tər /

noun

See under retroreflective.

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Origin of retroreflector

First recorded in 1945–50; retro- + reflector

Definition for retroreflector (2 of 2)

retroreflective
[ re-troh-ri-flek-tiv ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊ rɪˈflɛk tɪv /

adjective

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

Origin of retroreflective

First recorded in 1850–55; retro- + reflective

OTHER WORDS FROM retroreflective

ret·ro·re·flec·tion, noun
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