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[re-troh-ri-flek-tiv] /ˌrɛ troʊ rɪˈflɛk tɪv/
of or relating to a surface, material, or device (retroreflector) that reflects light or other radiation back to its source; reflective.
Origin of retroreflective
1850-55; retro- + reflective
Related forms
retroreflection, noun Unabridged
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  • For nighttime work, similar outside garments shall be retroreflective.
  • Signs are aluminum and faced with retroreflective sheeting.
  • retroreflective sheeting shall comply with applicable specifications.
  • retroreflective material reflects light back towards the source.
  • It will be helpful if the target is retroreflective.
  • Yellow and white pavement markings shall be retroreflective.

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