from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
- adj. Thinking back on the past.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Throwing back images.
- adj. Capable of exercising thought or judgment.
- adj. Addicted to introspective or meditative habits.
- adj. Reflexive; reciprocal.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. devoted to matters of the mind
- adj. capable of physically reflecting light or sound
- adj. deeply or seriously thoughtful
Invitations for the event, which marks Hurwitz's completion of the same course of training and examination as male Orthodox rabbinical students, say it is a "conferral ceremony" at which Hurwitz will receive "a new title reflective of her religious and spiritual role."
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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