Definition of Reflective

1. Adjective. Deeply or seriously thoughtful. "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man"




2. Adjective. Capable of physically reflecting light or sound. "A reflective surface"
Similar to: Mirrorlike, Specular, Reflecting
Antonyms: Nonreflective
Derivative terms: Reflect, Reflectivity

3. Adjective. Devoted to matters of the mind. "The reflective type"
Similar to: Intellectual
Derivative terms: Reflect, Reflectivity

Definition of Reflective

1. a. Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror.

Definition of Reflective

1. Adjective. Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source. ¹

2. Adjective. Thinking back on the past. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reflective

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Reflective

1. Capable of throwing back light, images, sound waves: reflecting. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reflective

reflecting telescope
reflecting telescopes
reflectingly
reflectings
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reflection X-ray microscopy
reflection coefficient
reflection factor
reflection nebula
reflection nebulae
reflection nebulas
reflectional
reflectionally
reflectionless
reflections
reflective (current term)
reflective power
reflectively
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reflectivenesses
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reflectogram
reflectograms
reflectography
reflectometer
reflectometers
reflectometries
reflectometry

Literary usage of Reflective

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1. Methods and Materials of Literary Criticism: Lyric, Epic and Allied Forms of by Charles Mills Gayley, Benjamin Putnam Kurtz (1920)
"K. reflective Lyric. Since reflection often seems the opposite pole of the passion that finds expression in the pure lyric, the mere nomenclature ..."

2. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"reflective VERBS are those which are followed by reflective pronouns. ... If this had been the only class of reflective verbs, they would have needed but ..."

3. Methods and Materials of Literary Criticism: Lyric, Epic and Allied Forms of by Charles Mills Gayley, Benjamin Putnam Kurtz (1920)
"K. reflective Lyric. Since reflection often seems the opposite pole of the passion that finds expression in the pure lyric, the mere nomenclature ..."

4. Inductive Sociology: A Syllabus of Methods, Analyses and Classifications by Franklin Henry Giddings (1901)
"reflective sympathy is awakened by the distinct knowledge that another person is like ... The relative degrees of reflective sympathy should be observed and ..."

5. A Grammar of the French Language: With Practical Exercises by Nicolas Wanostrocht, Wailly (Noël Franc̦ois) (1831)
"C. A verb is reflective by expression when we add to it" the double pronoun, without the person or thing that acts- being the object oi the action: sucli as ..."

6. The Human Intellect: With an Introduction Upon Psychology and the Soul by Noah Porter (1886)
"IHE reflective, OE PHILOSOPHICAL CONSCIOUSNESS. HITHERTO we have considered consciousness as the common ... The reflective consciousness is the natural ..."

7. The Human Intellect: With an Introduction Upon Psychology and the Soul by Noah Porter (1869)
"CHAPTER H. THE reflective, OE PHILOSOPHICAL CONSCIOUSNESS. HITHERTO we have considered consciousness as the common endowment and universal characteristic of ..."

8. The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1900)
"The second kind of history we may call the reflective. ... Among us Germans this reflective treatment and the display of ingenuity which it occasions assume ..."

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