reflectiveness
noun see reflective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Reflectiveness — Reflective Re*flect ive (r?*fl?kt ?v), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]flectif. Cf. {Reflexive}.] 1. Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror. [1913 Webster] In the reflective stream the sighing bride, viewing her charms. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflectiveness — reflective ► ADJECTIVE 1) providing or produced by reflection. 2) thoughtful. DERIVATIVES reflectively adverb reflectiveness noun reflectivity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reflectiveness — See reflectively. * * * …   Universalium

  • reflectiveness — noun The state or property of being reflective …   Wiktionary

  • reflectiveness — rɪ flektɪvnɪs n. quality of sending back (light, heat, etc.) from a surface; thoughtfulness, pensiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reflectiveness — re·flec·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • reflectiveness — noun the capability of quiet thought or contemplation • Syn: ↑reflectivity • Derivationally related forms: ↑reflective (for: ↑reflectivity) • Hypernyms: ↑thoughtfulness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brushed metal — is metal that has been abraded ( brushed ), usually with a fine grit sandpaper. The brushing gives the metal a distinctive look, as it retains some but not all of its metallic lustre and is given a pattern of very fine lines. It can be compared… …   Wikipedia

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  • Reflective — Re*flect ive (r?*fl?kt ?v), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]flectif. Cf. {Reflexive}.] 1. Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror. [1913 Webster] In the reflective stream the sighing bride, viewing her charms. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of exercising …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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