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reflective

adjective uk   /rɪˈflek.tɪv/ us  

reflective adjective (SURFACE)

A reflective surface sends back most of the light that shines on it and can therefore be seen easily.

reflective adjective (THINKING)

formal thinking carefully and quietly: After hearing the news they sat in a quiet, reflective silence.
reflectively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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