Reflection meaning

rĭ-flĕk'shən
The definition of a reflection is a thought or writing about something, particular in the past, or what one sees when looking into a mirror or body of water.

An example of reflection is an article written by an author discussing how he feels he has grown in the past year in his writing style.

An example of reflection is what a girl sees in the mirror when she puts on her makeup.

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After careful reflection, I have decided not to vote for that proposition.

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Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
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The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
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A manifestation or result.

Her achievements are a reflection of her courage.

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It is a reflection on his character that he never wavered in his resolve.

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(computing) The process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time.
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The act or process of redirecting electromagnetic energy along a new path, using a conductive surface or impedance discontinuity. At a surface, the angle of the reflection equals the angle of incidence, i.e., the angle at which the incident signal strikes the plane surface of the obstacle. At the extreme, the signal reflects back towards its point of origin. See also angle of incidence and refraction. ISDN Central Office Switch NT1 NT2 NT2 NT2 NT2 NT1 NT1 NT1 PBX TA R R R R Q Q S S S S T T T T U U U U R R.
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The property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror).
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A turning or bending back on itself.
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The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
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Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
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An indirect expression of censure or discredit.

A reflection on his integrity.

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Something, such as an image, that is reflected.

The dog barked at his own reflection in the mirror.

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A reflecting or being reflected.
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The throwing back by a surface of sound, light, heat, etc.
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Anything reflected; specif., an image; likeness.
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The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
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Something, such as sound, light, or heat, that is reflected.
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(1) A characteristic of light (see reflective).
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The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
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Origin of reflection

  • From Middle French reflexion, reflection, and its source Late Latin reflexio, from the participle stem of reflectere. The current spelling is influenced by reflect.
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