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reflective

[ri-flek-tiv]
adjective
  1. that reflects; reflecting.
  2. of or relating to reflection.
  3. cast by reflection.
  4. given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or deliberation: a reflective person.
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Origin of reflective

First recorded in 1620–30; reflect + -ive
Related formsre·flec·tive·ly, adverbre·flec·tive·ness, re·flec·tiv·i·ty [ree-flek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌri flɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounan·ti·re·flec·tive, adjectivean·ti·re·flec·tive·ly, adverban·ti·re·flec·tive·ness, nounnon·re·flec·tive, adjectivenon·re·flec·tive·ly, adverbnon·re·flec·tive·ness, nouno·ver·re·flec·tive, adjectiveo·ver·re·flec·tive·ly, adverbo·ver·re·flec·tive·ness, nounself-re·flec·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for self-reflective

reflective

adjective
  1. characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
  2. capable of reflectinga reflective surface
  3. produced by reflection
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Derived Formsreflectively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-reflective

reflective

adj.

1620s, from reflect + -ive. Related: Reflectively; reflectiveness.

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self-reflective in Medicine

reflective

(rĭ-flĕktĭv)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
  2. Capable of or producing reflection.
  3. Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.
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