Reflective vs Reflect - What's the difference?
Reflective is a derived term of reflect.
As a adjective reflective
is something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
As a verb reflect is
to bend back (light, etc) from a surface.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
Thinking back on the past.
- Mirrors are reflective .
(computing, programming) Involving reflection.
- He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.
To bend back (light, etc.) from a surface.
To be bent back (light, etc.) from a surface.
- A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.
To mirror, or show the image of something.
- The moonlight reflected from the surface of water.
To be mirrored.
- The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.
To agree with; to closely follow.
- His image reflected from the shop window as he walked past.
To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.
- Entries in English dictionaries aim to reflect common usage.
- The team's victory reflects the Captain's abilities.
- The teacher's ability reflects well on the school.
(senseid) To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
- With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
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- People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences.
- Not for the first time, he reflected that it was not so much the speeches that strained the nerves as the palaver that went with them.
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