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Meaning of reflection

re•flec•tion

Pronunciation: (ri-flek'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
  2. an image; representation; counterpart.
  3. a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration.
  4. a thought occurring in consideration or meditation.
  5. an unfavorable remark or observation.
  6. the casting of some imputation or reproach.
    1. the return of light, heat, sound, etc., after striking a surface.
    2. something so reflected, as heat or esp. light.
    1. (in a plane) the replacement of each point on one side of a line by the point symmetrically placed on the other side of the line.
    2. (in space) the replacement of each point on one side of a plane by the symmetric point on the other side of the plane.
  7. the bending or folding back of a part upon itself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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