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English definition of “reflective”

reflective

adjective uk   /rɪˈflek.tɪv/ us  

reflective adjective (SURFACE)

describes a surface that sends back most of the light that shines on it and can therefore be seen easilyOptics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesThe state of matter

reflective adjective (THINKING)

formal thinking carefully and quietly: After hearing the news they sat in a quiet, reflective silence.Deep in thought
reflectively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Deep in thought
(Definition of reflective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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