Meaning of REFLECTIVE in English


rə̇ˈflektiv, rēˈf-, -tēv also -təv adjective

1. : capable of throwing back light, images, sound waves : reflecting

reflective surfaces

reflective insulation

2. : marked by reflection : concerned with ideas or with introspective pondering : thoughtful , deliberative

reflective reading of history

reflective temperament

3. : of, relating to, or caused by reflection

reflective glare of the beach

poise and swoop of a gull's flight casts in addition a reflective beauty on its animal structure — Lewis Mumford

4. : reflexive

reflective verb

• re·flec·tive·ly -tə̇vlē, -li adverb

• re·flec·tive·ness -tivnə̇s, -tēv- also -təv- noun -es

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.