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  • adj. Not reflective.

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  • adj. not capable of physical reflection


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non- +‎ reflective


  • Both feature E-ink, nonreflective screens without backlights—great for long stretches of reading.

    E-Reading Without Fire: How a Basic Kindle Fares

  • The rich bindings of some 14,000 volumes in the three-tiered library are for the first time evenly illuminated behind newly installed nonreflective acrylic, creating the effect of a resplendent mosaic of rich greens, blues and reds.

    Morgan in a New Light

  • The thing outside was huge, blocking out the stars, dull black and nonreflective itself but haloed in its own red glow.


  • Her nose was aquiline, her teeth sharp, her eyes a nonreflective gray.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • He rode up with an Italian girl in spotless whites, cheekbones and nose daubed with something black and nonreflective.

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth

  • Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man Marc Quinn The artist wanted the skin on his bronze baby (shown here unpainted) to be perfectly smooth yet as nonreflective as real human flesh.

    Little London Prop Shop Turns Ideas Into Art

  • Let me tell you about a system of nonreflective meditation from ancient Tibet.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • The authorities most often cited — Pliny especially — did not write in sufficient detail to replicate any technique with certainty, and so the eighteenth-century encaustic-painting revival supported several rival theories. reference Was wax supposed to be the vehicle for the color, or was a separate layer applied to the face or reverse of the work after completion to produce a nonreflective luster and make color more permanent?

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • This time it was bolted to the wall, clothed by a sheet of nonreflective, bulletproof alarm glass.

    The Art Thief

  • We make decisions about these matters every single minute of the classroom day, often on the fly, and relying less on articulated philosophy than on nonreflective teacherly intuition or baserock assumptions we may not even be aware of.

    Archive 2006-12-01


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