reflective power


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reflective power the ratio of reflected to incident light
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  • Virginia Woolf
    “Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
  • Vaclav Havel
    “The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.”


In literature:

It would be well to reflect before we grant to telepathy a power of omniscience, independent of all known laws.
"Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research" by Michael Sage
Good sense is perhaps that confirmation, which establishes a suddenly conceived idea, or feeling, by the powers of comparing and reflecting.
"Essays on Various Subjects" by Hannah More
But she had been the reflection of the woman's splendour and her power.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The rays of the sun are refracted on the light grey sandy carpet, and are reflected back with scorching power.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
It always appeared to aid her reflective powers if she could rest her troubled head against something material.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
The collapse of the capitalist efforts to destroy socialist Russia reflects the power of a new idea over the ancient form.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
All judgment, all power of reflection had departed from him.
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
Had this man lost the power of seeing his own image as it was reflected there before him?
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
He reflected bitterly that it was not in his power to offer a home to Lucy, and through her to her sister.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Thus, the reflective power of Venus must be singularly strong.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The same grass becomes yellow or brown in autumn, possessing then new powers of absorption and reflection.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
Not only was such a loss a reflection on his power, but it challenged the power of the Golden Man himself.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Neither do we reflect enough upon the limitations of human power.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
Their animal instincts were not thwarted by their powers of reflection.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
You have taken advantage of all the light reflecting power of the pigment on which the color effect depends.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
And Frau Kahle, too, was now in his power, he gleefully reflected.
"A Little Garrison" by Fritz von der Kyrburg
It would be useless to make reflections on notions so whimsical, so contrary to the wisdom, the power, and the justice of the Deity.
"Letters to Eugenia" by Baron d'Holbach
All its shadows are fuller in color than its lights, owing to the translucency and reflective power of its leaves.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
This is thought of by the reflecting patron, who knows full well how benefits unearned weaken the moral powers.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
Yet, she reflected, it was only because he arrogated power to himself.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown

In poetry:

II. Beneath each mimic tint still let me find
Each dear remember'd feature, each lov'd trait,
Each emanation of that ardent mind
That lent reflection's power, or fancy's ray.
"The Picture" by Sydney Owenson
Oh magic word of wond'rous power,
Dread spoiler of the present hour !
Why dost thou chase the beam of joy,
Why wake the fond reflective sigh ?
Thou bane of bliss-- Enchanting Yesterday !
"Yesterday" by Laura Sophia Temple
Pleased with the soft, the soothing power
Of calm Reflection's silent hour, Sequester'd dost thou dwell?
Where care and tumult ne'er intrude,
Dost thou reside with Solitude? Thy humble votaries tell.
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More
WAKED to reflection at this solemn hour,
When day retiring leaves the mind to tread
The distant path, by fond remembrance led,
Guided by memorysoulsoothing power!
I view each former scene, long since passed by,
And only wish to live to learn to die.
"Written At Close Of Day" by Elizabeth Bath

In news:

There's a growing rift in the business world, reflecting a major power shift in the American economy.
Federal renewable fuel mandates that don't reflect market changes and distribution obstacles must be reworked, two oil industry witnesses told a US House Energy and Power subcommittee.
Will Power's blog: Reflecting on the whole .
Clarence Page Reflects on the Power of Uncle Tom 's Cabin.
Missouri-based, family-owned manufacturer of rack, power and audio products takes a look back, reflecting on their six-and-a-half-decade history.
The efforts are as diverse as they are humble , and many reflect the increasing power of social networking.
In a decision that might reflect on ratepayer costs, Jersey Central Power and Light has been ordered to detail its earnings and reliability since 2005.
It turns out's Power Rankings continue to reflect that with its latest rankings.
Traveling through portals is challenging enough, and the game mixes it up with lasers, reflective surfaces, bridges made out of light and cooperative puzzles that will quickly test the coordinative powers of even the most sympathetic players.
Portugal 's important global role as a colonial power brought enormous riches and influence, which are now reflected in the country's stunning towns and buildings.
Brayton Point Power Station reflects the late afternoon sun.
With the capture of Saif al-islam Gaddaffi, it is a good time to reflect on the ethics of those who assisted the repressive regime of Libya and enabled it to stay in power.
Hawks' uptick reflected in Power Rankings.
For more than 20 years, author/poet Sapphire has taken readers through the looking glass, using her works as a mirror to reflect the beauty, brutality, power and pain of the modern-day black experience.
The Spoken Word video series uses this same passion in its powerful spoken word representations of stories and topics that encourage honest reflection about life and spirituality.

In science:

The reflection namespace has very rich and powerful support for reflective programming, which has extended C# for reflection-oriented programming paradigm. A static binding example below is represented dynamic use of reflection.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Both C# and AspectJ supports reflection in their area with their powerful and controllable API/namespace. C#‘s Reflection namespace is based on its OO paradigm; whereas AspectJ‘s Ref lection API is on AO paradigm.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Scheme, Java, C#, AspectJ, and PHP have powerful reflection mechanism. Haskell supports static reflection via a tool. C++ has only compile-time reflection, while Scala reflection library is in development phase.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
The incoming radiation is first reflected by a flat mirror at 45 degrees inclination, with roughened surface (3) to diffuse a substantial fraction of the visible and near IR power [31,32].
Terahertz photometer to observe solar flares in continuum
In the ref lec ted-power tes t , the RF load was replaced w i th a “sliding short,” which reflected all the forward power and set up a standing-wave pattern in the couplers.
High-Power Testing of the APT Power Coupler
Figure 4 shows a low-energy gradient and reflected power signal with and without beam. This portion of the Linac was originally design for higher peak currents.
High Current Proton Tests of the Fermilab Linac
Measurement of 94GHz MMW backscattering from neutral and charged stationary (diffusive only) mist: (a) Time-dependent change in MMW reflected power R; (b) Timedependent profile of air ionization.
Millimeter Wave Scattering from Neutral and Charged Water Droplets
Some reflections on statistical power, effect sizes, random sampling and imaginary populations.
Statistical Tests and Research Assessments: A comment on Schneider (2012)
The rest of the laser power is partitioned, without consequence to the model, among laser reflection, hydrodynamic expansion, dissociation, ionization, radiation, etc.
Dipole radio-frequency power from laser plasmas with no dipole moment
In this case the reflected power Pr approaches zero as κ1 → 0, while the absorbed power Pm approaches the incident power Po.
Radiation pressure on a submerged absorptive partial reflector deduced from the Doppler shift
Special case 3: Perfect reflector picking up the Minkowski momentum. Let d = 0, no and n1 arbitrary, and κ1 >> 1. In this case the reflected power approaches the incident power as κ1 →∞.
Radiation pressure on a submerged absorptive partial reflector deduced from the Doppler shift
However, he is also discussing about the power of reflected and refracted light.
Reflection and refraction in Robert Grosseteste's De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris
He is usually referred for his use of geometry to describe optics, for instance in the reflection and refraction of light. However, besides the geometry, A.C. Crombie in is remarking that Grosseteste developed an analysis of the powers propagated from the natural agents.
Reflection and refraction in Robert Grosseteste's De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris
For my translation, the Latin source is in Ref.. We will see that the discussion on the power of reflected and refracted rays is rather complex, in any case, it seems well-posed when compared with the rigorous approach by Fresnel reflectance formulas.
Reflection and refraction in Robert Grosseteste's De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris
Since these are the two modes in which reflection may happens, it is to be understood that the reflected power into itself, because of a doubling of the power in the same place, is stronger than the reflected power in another path.
Reflection and refraction in Robert Grosseteste's De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris