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Noun: reflection  ri'flek-shun
  1. A calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    - contemplation, reflexion [Brit], rumination, musing, thoughtfulness
  2. The phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    - reflexion [Brit]
  3. A sign or symptom; a way of showing something
    "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition";
    - expression, manifestation, reflexion [Brit]
  4. A likeness in which left and right are reversed
    - mirror image, reflexion [Brit]
  5. The image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)
    "he studied his reflection in the mirror";
    - reflexion [Brit]
  6. (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
  7. A remark expressing careful consideration
    - observation, reflexion [Brit]
  8. The ability to reflect beams or rays
    - reflexion [Brit], reflectivity
  9. (computing) the process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time

Derived forms: reflections

Type of: alikeness [rare], comment, consideration, demo, demonstration, icon, ikon, image, input, likeness, physical phenomenon, physical property, picture, remark, similitude, transformation

Encyclopedia: Reflection