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specular

Syllabification: spec·u·lar
Pronunciation: /ˈspekyələr
 
/

Definition of specular in English:

adjective

Of, relating to, or having the properties of a mirror.
Example sentences
  • Before lugging his loot back to the cave, Daniels fleetingly discerns an opaque silhouette of himself, a specular image mirroring the weakness of his dialectic with the above ground.

Origin

late 16th century (in specular stone, a substance formerly used as glass): from Latin specularis, from speculum (see speculum).

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