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retroreflection

[¦re·trō·ri′flek·shən]
(physics)
Reflection wherein the reflected rays of radiation return along paths parallel to those of their corresponding incident rays.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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