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Definitions for reflectivity
ˌri flɛkˈtɪv ɪ tire·flec·tiv·i·ty

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  1. coefficient of reflection, reflection factor, reflectance, reflectivitynoun

    the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface

  2. reflection, reflexion, reflectivitynoun

    the ability to reflect beams or rays

  3. reflectiveness, reflectivitynoun

    the capability of quiet thought or contemplation


  1. reflectivitynoun

    Quality of being reflective.


  1. Reflectivity

    The reflectance of the surface of a material is its effectiveness in reflecting radiant energy. It is the fraction of incident electromagnetic power that is reflected at the boundary. Reflectance is a component of the response of the electronic structure of the material to the electromagnetic field of light, and is in general a function of the frequency, or wavelength, of the light, its polarization, and the angle of incidence. The dependence of reflectance on the wavelength is called a reflectance spectrum or spectral reflectance curve.


  1. reflectivity

    Reflectivity is a property or quality that refers to the degree to which a surface or material can reflect light, sound, or other forms of energy. Higher reflectivity indicates that the material or surface reflects a greater proportion of the incident energy. It is often expressed as a decimal or percentage. This concept is used in a variety of fields, including physics, meteorology, and engineering.


  1. Reflectivity

    Reflectivity and reflectance generally refer to the fraction of incident electromagnetic power that is reflected at an interface, while the term "reflection coefficient" is used for the fraction of electric field reflected.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflectivity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflectivity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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