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Reflective power   /rɪflˈɛktɪv pˈaʊər/   Listen
Reflective power

The ratio of reflected to incident light.  Synonym: albedo.

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"Reflective power" Quotes from Famous Books

... the last and lowest in the series or scale of colours descending—the opposite extreme from white—the maximum of colour. To be perfect, it must be neutral with respect to colours individually, and absolutely transparent, or destitute of reflective power as regards light; its use in painting being to represent shade or depths, of which black is the element in a picture and in colours, as ...
— Field's Chromatography - or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists • George Field

... clear by Hoeffding (cf. his Psychology) and others is the difference between the activity of consciousness in the "drifting" process of association of ideas and its power to stem the association current, and to turn it into new directions by means of the reflective power of consciousness itself. ...
— An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy • W. Tudor Jones

Words linked to "Reflective power" :   ratio

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