1 manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true beliefs"
2 to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface); "A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes"; "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium" [syn: reverberate]
3 reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate" [syn: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate]
4 be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects" [syn: shine]
5 give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
6 give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
- Rhymes: -ɛkt
- To bend back (light etc) from a surface.
- A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.
- To mirror, or show
the image of something.
- The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.
- To bring as a consequence.
- The team's victory reflects the Captain's abilities.
- To be bent back.
- The laser light was reflected from the spaceman's visor.
- To give evidence of
someone's or something's character etc.
- The teacher's ability reflects well on the school.
- To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
- People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences.
- 1985 — Justin
Richards, Option Lock, p 229
- Not for the first time, he reflected that it was not so much the speeches that strained the nerves as the palaver that went with them.
To mirror, or show the image of something
To bring as a consequence
To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.
To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
- Finnish: pohtia
Translations to be checked
- ttbc Telugu: ప్రతిఫలించు (pratiphaliMchu), ప్రతిబింబించు (pratibimbimchu)
- ttbc French: réfléchir
- ttbc Vietnamese: suy nghĩ, suy ngẫm
- ttbc Spanish: reflejar (transitive), reflexionar (intransitive)
Reflection or reflexion may refer to:
(physics), a wave phenomenon commonly observed in mirrors
- Reflection (electrical), reflected voltage in an electrical signal due to an impedance change
- Introspection, contemplation on one-self (opposite of extrospection)
- Human self-reflection, the process of thoughtful meditation or rumination
(mathematics), a transformation of a space
- Reflection group, a group generated by reflections
- Reflection principle, a theorem of set theory
- Reflection formula, which relates function values for arguments on opposite sides of a point
- Point reflection, a reflection across a point
- Reflection (linear algebra), a linear transformation that squares to the identity
- Reflection, a song by Tool (band)
- Reflection (song), a song by Christina Aguilera
- Reflection (computer graphics) and rendering
- Reflection (computer science), a programming language feature for metaprogramming
- Reflection (band), a German band
- Reflexion (band), a Finnish band
- Reflection (album), an album by Pentangle
- Reflection, a piece of installation art by Shane Cooper also called "Parasight"
- "Reflection", an online card game developed by Free Fall Associates
- Reflection, an episode of Power Rangers: SPD
reflect in Czech: Reflexe
reflect in Danish: Refleksion
reflect in German: Reflexion
reflect in Spanish: Reflexión
reflect in French: Réflexion
reflect in Galician: Reflexión
reflect in Dutch: Reflectie
reflect in Romanian: Reflexie
reflect in Russian: Отражение
reflect in Slovak: Reflexia
reflect in Vietnamese: Reflection
reflect in Chinese: 反射 (消歧义)
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