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  Definition of reflection
  1. the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
  2. a likeness in which left and right are reversed
  3. the ability to reflect beams or rays
  4. a calm lengthy intent consideration
  5. a remark expressing careful consideration
  6. expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart''s condition"
  7. the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
  8. (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
Similar Words: reflexion, mirror image, reflectivity, contemplation, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness, observation, expression, manifestation

 

Hyponyms: echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication, cogitation, study, meditation, speculation, introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination, omphaloskepsis, retrospect, Parkinson's law, lamentation, mourning, laughter, act, effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition, flare, interreflection, virtual image, zodiacal light

 

Derivational Morphology: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate, study, watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on, detect, find, discover, notice, note, take note, keep, maintain, attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence

 

 
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