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n. pl. re·flec·tiv·i·ties
1. The quality of being reflective.
2. The ability to reflect.
3. Physics The ratio of the energy of a wave reflected from a surface to the energy possessed by the wave striking the surface.
1. (General Physics) physics a measure of the ability of a surface to reflect radiation, equal to the reflectance of a layer of material sufficiently thick for the reflectance not to depend on the thickness
2. Also called: reflectiveness the quality or capability of being reflective
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|Noun||1.||reflectivity - the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface|
coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
|2.||reflectivity - the ability to reflect beams or rays|
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
echo - a reflected television or radio or radar beam
|3.||reflectivity - the capability of quiet thought or contemplation|
thoughtfulness - the trait of thinking carefully before acting
n (Phys) → Reflexionsvermögen nt