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Webster 1913 Edition


Reflector

Re-flect′or

(-ẽr)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
réflecteur
.]
1.
One who, or that which, reflects.
Boyle.
2.
(Physics)
(a)
Something having a polished surface for reflecting light or heat, as a mirror, a speculum, etc.
(b)
A reflecting telescope.
(c)
A device for reflecting sound.

Webster 1828 Edition


Reflector

REFLECT'OR

, n.
1.
One who reflects or considers.
2.
That which reflects.

Definition 2022


reflector

reflector

English

Noun

reflector (plural reflectors)

  1. Something which reflects heat, light or sound, especially something having a reflecting surface.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps, [] , and the light of the reflector fell full upon her.
  2. A reflecting telescope.
  3. A small, often red, reflecting disk on the rear of a vehicle or bicycle that reflects the headlights of other vehicles.
  4. A safety reflector.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

reflector m (plural reflectors or reflectoren, diminutive reflectortje n)

  1. reflector (reflecting disk on the rear of a vehicle; chiefly a bicycle)

Latin

Verb

reflector

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of reflectō

Spanish

Adjective

reflector m (feminine singular reflectora, masculine plural reflectores, feminine plural reflectoras)

  1. reflecting

Noun

reflector m (plural reflectores)

  1. reflector
  2. spotlight