reflectivity

Definitions

  • The girl sees the Prince's reflection
    The girl sees the Prince's reflection
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reflectivity the capability of quiet thought or contemplation
    • n reflectivity the ability to reflect beams or rays
    • n reflectivity the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror
The old king sees himself reflected in the shields of the bodyguard The old king sees himself reflected in the shields of the bodyguard
A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach
A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house
A man looks at his bald head in his reflection while his two wives busy themselves in the background A man looks at his bald head in his reflection while his two wives busy themselves in the background

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
    • n reflectivity Reflectiveness.
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Quotations

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Never by reflection, but only by doing is self-knowledge possible to one.”
  • Francis Picabia
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    “Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.”
  • Mangnu Hirschfield
    Mangnu Hirschfield
    “Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The difference between goals and mission is reflected in the difference between I want to get married and I want to have a successful marriage.”
  • W. H. Auden
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    “A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.”

Usage

In literature:

But I reflected that Yarmouth might be situated at one of the poles; which would account for it.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
He appeared fully engrossed by his own reflections.
"Wieland; or The Transformation" by Charles Brockden Brown
I improved it by assiduous exercise; I deeply reflected on the use to which it might be applied.
"Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist" by Charles Brockden Brown
This distrust of the teacher's experience is then reflected in lack of confidence in the responses of pupils.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
What a soothing reflection is that!
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
Nineteen years of light to reflect upon in eternal darkness!
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
He began to reflect upon the events that had passed; they were numerous and inauspicious.
"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The result of these reflections was not so melancholy as the preceding ones had been.
"Ten Years Later" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Not to reflect on what had passed, as one might fancy.
"Twenty Years After" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
He was patient and reflective.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
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In poetry:

To stillness hush'd the purple wave
Reflects the cloudless heav'n above;
And not a sound floats o'er it, save
Sweet music from the lips of love;
"Venice" by Eliza Acton
Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme;
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name:
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound!
Ye heav'ns, reflect it to the ground!
"Hymn 47" by Isaac Watts
I was in sorrow and disgrace :—
To share them thou did'st not repine ;—
And if a smile illumed my face,
'Twas but reflected there from thine.
"Stanzas to Mary" by Mary Anne Browne
All that we dreamed of and everywhere praised,
All our longing and fear —
Were fully reflected in those calm eyes,
As were in a glass of a tear.
"Agamemnon's Warrior" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
From the sky their beaks gave dewdrops,
Sunrays reflected in the sea.
Each new morning song they chirruped
Brought more splits in the ancient tree.
"The Black Oak" by Giorgi Leonidze
And should you with a critic's eye,
Proclaim me 'gainst the Muse a sinner,
Reflect, dear girl! that such as I,
Six times a week don't get a dinner.
"To.............: An Impromtu" by Thomas Gent

In news:

Visionaries reflect on I-69's beginning.
The daily specials sign outside the Bistro on Gay Street Friday, Jan 27, 2012 reflects an encounter the owner Martha Boggs had yesterday State Sen Stacey Campfield.
The statue scheduled to be placed on City Hall Plaza next year will feature Russell in uniform with his arm around a youth, reflecting his dedication to mentoring youngsters.
Not the kind in Star Wars, just a reflection.
Not the Star Wars kind, just reflections.
This may reflect growing awareness of the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment—and the fact that many men die with prostate cancer but not from it.
Reflections on bird nesting at The Williamsport Home.
The rise may also reflect a broader trend that affects all age groups, because birthrates have also increased among women in their 20s, 30s and 40s and older unmarried women.
The annual post-Westminster lunch at Sardi's lets group judges reflect and the top dog celebrate in style.
Bitterly divided Georgia town reflects discord in nation's capital.
In Empty Cradle, Diana Walsh reflects on the night her daughter was stolen from Joseph Brant.
This company's Pigments division recently introduced its ALTIRIS® infrared (IR) reflecting pigment , which reportedly gives coatings and polymer products in any color the power to reflect solar energy.
ANY arts institution reflects its leader, but it had better reflect local culture too, as the tenor Plácido Domingo , the general director of both the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera, is well aware.
Reflections on Familyhood — Citizen blog Finding meaning, answers and purpose in reflection.
Tianjin's architecture offers a "Window to the Pacific Rim" that not only reflects the China's history in the 19th century but also reflects its fast development into modern country.
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In science:

However, at a finer level, the network exhibits deviations from these random graphs which, as we demonstrate for a few specific examples, reflect the intrinsic uniqueness in the structure and stability, and perhaps specificity in the functioning of biological proteins.
Random Network Behaviour of Protein Structures
In many autonomous universities curriculum has been constantly changing to reflect technology.
Approaches to Curriculum and Teaching Materials to Bring Out Better Skilled Software Engineers-An Indian Perspective
Software companies and corporates have to take a lead in helping academia to shape the curriculum so that software engineers who can tackle the industry challenges are prepared. Academia on the other hand should analyse and incorporate changes constantly so that technology changes can be reflected as required.
Approaches to Curriculum and Teaching Materials to Bring Out Better Skilled Software Engineers-An Indian Perspective
Overlying radar reflectivity imagery from BWI TDWR at 2235 UTC displayed a downburst-producing convective storm as a bow echo (Przybylinski 1995) near Tolchester Beach.
A New Graphical Microburst Guidance Product
Figure 3. RUC model-derived graphical microburst product at 0000 UTC 26 July 2009 with overlying radar reflectivity from BWI TDWR (top) and corresponding RUC sounding profile over the Baltimore Harbor.
A New Graphical Microburst Guidance Product
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