American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
- adj. Capable of or producing reflection: a reflective surface.
- adj. Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful. See Synonyms at pensive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Throwing back rays or images; giving reflections; reflecting.
- Taking cognizance of the operations of the mind; exercising thought or reflection; capable of exercising thought or judgment.
- Having a tendency to or characterized by reflection.
- Devoted to reflection; containing reflections.
- In grammar, reflexive.
- Produced by reflection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Throwing back images.
- adj. Capable of exercising thought or judgment.
- adj. Addicted to introspective or meditative habits.
- adj. (Gram.) Reflexive; reciprocal.
- adj. devoted to matters of the mind
- adj. capable of physically reflecting light or sound
- adj. deeply or seriously thoughtful
- reflect + -ive (Wiktionary)
“It's part of a well written article that shows the power of aesthetics in creating what I call reflective meaning, the ability to has an awareness or poise which leads to action.”
“Given the aspect of rationalist study entailed in reflective realism, the subset of “literary” fiction described above might be described as academic fiction.”
“The rationalist approach in reflective realism, at its extreme, renders it maeiutic fiction.”
“An individual engages in reflective thinking to "perceive the state of her own mind.”
“It is a word reflective of an historical racial fact in America.”
“To overcome this problem, the Purdue researchers developed a means to create LEDs on low-cost, metal-coated silicon wafers, whereby the the silicon substrate is metalized with a built-in reflective layer of zirconium nitride.”
“Halfway through a conversation with them, Iâ€ ™ d still be trying to catch a glimpse of their tattoos in reflective surfaces or craning my head around in what I hoped was a casual gesture to sneak a look.”
“The Birmingham Batman drove a suped-up corvette, white with brown trim just like his costume, and covered in reflective decals.”
“The social worker looked on uncertainly, her expression reflective of her bemusement.”
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Words that relate to learning, knowing, being enlightened...
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Intensely disliked words from (a) grad program(s) in social sciences. At first they sound tricky and important. Take note! "Modeling is an important aspect in education. Eschew obfuscation."
A jumble of words, sometimes contradictory, that add up to me. I'll probably be adding to this list for some time, because I'm a very complex individual. ;P
All my favourite words that I come across!
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