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"reflective" in British English

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reflectiveadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈflek.tɪv/
  • reflective adjective (SURFACE)

A reflective ​surfacesends back most of the ​light that ​shines on it and can ​therefore be ​seeneasily.
reflectively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of reflective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reflective" in American English

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reflectiveadjective

 us   /rɪˈflek·tɪv/
  • reflective adjective (SENDING BACK)

able to ​send back ​light, ​hear, ​energy, or ​sound from a ​surface: Joggers should ​wear reflective ​clothing at ​night.
  • reflective adjective (THINKING)

showing or ​involved in ​carefulthinking; ​thoughtful: In my more reflective ​moments, I write ​poetry.
(Definition of reflective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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