from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being reflective.
- n. The ability to reflect.
- n. Physics The ratio of the energy of a wave reflected from a surface to the energy possessed by the wave striking the surface.
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- n. Quality of being reflective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reflectiveness.
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- n. the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
- n. the capability of quiet thought or contemplation
- n. the ability to reflect beams or rays
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We change it back over to what we call reflectivity where you just kind of see the rain shower of it.
As it quiets, the skin lightens and the reflectivity is less noticeable.
While much of the reflectivity was a natural consequence of the silicate composition of the growths, some of it was intentional.
The drawback is reflectivity, which is fine in the home but awful under fluorescent lights.
The "reflectivity" is the amount of transmitted power returned to the radar receiver.
Currently traffic vests and jackets have reflective material that provides passive reflectivity, meaning that until a light source such as a vehicle's headlights hit the surface, they do not provide any safety to the officer.
I'll often use sheers on black-framed windows; it cuts the reflectivity at night and heightens intimacy.
Ice has a very high reflectivity and a very low absorptivity in the wavelengths of solar radiation.
Equipped with a magic mirror at birth, he works a lifetime to improve its reflectivity.
The new Mini-SAR image shows that this material is also dark in radar reflectivity, exactly what would be expected from a fine-grained, block-free deposit.