contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness(noun)
a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion(noun)
expression without words
"tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
mirror image, reflection, reflexion(noun)
a likeness in which left and right are reversed
the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)
"he studied his reflection in the mirror"
(mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
observation, reflection, reflexion(noun)
a remark expressing careful consideration
reflection, reflexion, reflectivity(noun)
the ability to reflect beams or rays
The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
The property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror).
Something, such as an image, that is reflected.
The dog barked at his own reflection in the mirror.
Careful thought or consideration.
After careful reflection, I have decided not to vote for that proposition.
An implied criticism.
It is a reflection on his character that he never wavered in his resolve.
The process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time.
Origin: From reflexion, reflection, and its source reflexio, from the participle stem of reflectere. The current spelling is influenced by reflect.
the act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected
the return of rays, beams, sound, or the like, from a surface. See Angle of reflection, below
the reverting of the mind to that which has already occupied it; continued consideration; meditation; contemplation; hence, also, that operation or power of the mind by which it is conscious of its own acts or states; the capacity for judging rationally, especially in view of a moral rule or standard
shining; brightness, as of the sun
that which is produced by reflection
an image given back from a reflecting surface; a reflected counterpart
a part reflected, or turned back, at an angle; as, the reflection of a membrane
result of meditation; thought or opinion after attentive consideration or contemplation; especially, thoughts suggested by truth
censure; reproach cast
the transference of an excitement from one nerve fiber to another by means of the nerve cells, as in reflex action. See Reflex action, under Reflex
In computer science, reflection is the ability of a computer program to examine and modify the structure and behavior of an object at runtime. Reflection is most commonly used in high-level virtual machine programming languages like Smalltalk and scripting languages and also in manifestly typed or statically typed programming languages such as Java, ML, Haskell, C# and Scala.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Reflexion, rē-flek′shun, n. the act of reflecting: the change of direction when a ray of light, &c., strikes upon a surface and is thrown back: the state of being reflected: that which is reflected: the action of the mind by which it is conscious of its own operations: attentive consideration: contemplation: censure or reproach: (anat.) the folding of a part, a fold.—adj. Reflect′ive, reflecting: considering the operations of the mind: exercising thought or reflection: (gram.) reciprocal.—adv. Reflect′ively.—ns. Reflect′iveness; Reflect′or, one who, or that which, reflects: a mirror or polished reflecting surface: a censurer.—adj. Reflect′ory.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reflection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4464
Rank popularity for the word 'reflection' in Nouns Frequency: #1563
The numerical value of reflection in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of reflection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Their preference for the smallest and poorest was the reflection and measure of their unconditional love of God.
It's a reflection of life. It's a reflection of the processes of artists, the processes of creation, but it is also a reflection of human relations.
By three methods we may learn wisdom First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of.
You have to understand that football is just a reflection of what we have in society, it's not that football is here and society is here -- no, it's a reflection of what goes on in society.
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Translations for reflection
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- reflexióCatalan, Valencian
- odraz, reflexe, úvahaCzech
- myfyrdod, adlewyrchiadWelsh
- Abbild, reflexion, AbwägungGerman
- reflexión, reflejoSpanish
- reflet, réflexionFrench
- sgàile, smaoin, faileasScottish Gaelic
- riflesso, riverbero, riflessioneItalian
- fitarafana, fieritreretana, fitaratraMalagasy
- whakaata, whakaatangaMāori
- reflectie, weerspiegeling, weerbeeldDutch
- reflexo, reflexãoPortuguese
- reflecție, reflexie, reflectareRomanian
- отраже́ние, размышлениеRussian
- odblesak, odbles, odsjaj, odrazSerbo-Croatian
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