reflection has definitions from the fields of physics,psychology,mathematics
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[ noun ] (psychology) a calm lengthy intent consideration

Used in print

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

There was a short pause for reflection .

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[ noun ] (physics) the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface

Synonyms

reflexion

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

The reflection of radiation originating from the anode holder and reflected back to it by the surrounding metal surfaces should also be small because of the specular characteristic of the metal surfaces and of the specific geometry .

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[ noun ] expression without words

Examples

"tears are an expression of grief" "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"

Used in print

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

The historian can only point_out those lines which were major enough to find reflection in our limited evidence , and must hope that future excavations will enrich our understanding .

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[ noun ] a likeness in which left and right are reversed

Used in print

(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)

Harold_Clurman is right to say that `` Waiting_for_Godot '' is a reflection ( he calls it a distorted reflection ) `` of the impasse and disarray of Europe 's present politics , ethic , and common way_of_life '' .

Harold_Clurman is right to say that `` Waiting_for_Godot '' is a reflection ( he calls it a distorted reflection ) `` of the impasse and disarray of Europe 's present politics , ethic , and common way_of_life '' .

Related terms

likeness

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[ noun ] the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

Synonyms

reflexion

Examples

"he studied his reflection in the mirror"

Used in print

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

The lieutenant eyed Gun 's reflection in the mirror over the washbowl and_then glanced back at his own face , moving the comb methodically around his head .

Killpath peered through half closed lids at his reflection , thrust up his chin in a gesture of satisfaction and about-faced .

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picture

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[ noun ] (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed

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transformation mathematics

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[ noun ] a remark expressing careful consideration
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[ noun ] (physics) the ability to reflect beams or rays

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physical_property echo

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