the act of reflecting, as in casting back a light or heat, mirroring, or giving back or showing an image; the state of being reflected in this way.
an image; representation; counterpart.
a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration.
a thought occurring in consideration or meditation.
an unfavorable remark or observation.
the casting of some imputation or reproach.
the return of light, heat, sound, etc., after striking a surface.
something so reflected, as heat or especially light.
(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.
(in space) the replacement of each point on one side of a plane by the symmetric point on the other side of the plane.
Anatomy. the bending or folding back of a part upon itself.
the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected
something reflected or the image so produced, as by a mirror
careful or long consideration or thought
implicit or explicit attribution of discredit or blame
(maths) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed or which changes the sign of one of the variables
(anatomy) the bending back of a structure or part upon itself
reflection re·flec·tion (rĭ-flěk’shən)
The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
The folding of a membrane from the wall of a cavity over an organ and back to the wall.
The folds so made.
Mental concentration; careful consideration.
A thought or an opinion resulting from such consideration.
The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. ◇ According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence. Compare refraction. See more at wave.
Something, such as sound, light, or heat, that is reflected.
A bouncing of light off a surface. People see themselves in mirrors through reflection. (Compare refraction.)
adjective 1. that reflects; reflecting. 2. of or relating to reflection. 3. cast by reflection. 4. given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or deliberation: a reflective person. adjective 1. characterized by quiet thought or contemplation 2. capable of reflecting: a reflective surface 3. produced by reflection reflective re·flec·tive (rĭ-flěk’tĭv) adj. Of, relating to, […]
adjective reflecting one’s own self, having an image or reflection of one’s self
noun 1. the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.: social reform; spelling reform. 2. an instance of this. 3. the amendment of conduct, belief, etc. verb (used with object) 4. to change to a better state, form, etc.; improve by alteration, substitution, abolition, etc. 5. to cause (a person) to abandon […]
verb (used with object), managed, managing. 1. to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship: She managed to see the governor. How does she manage it on such a small income? 2. to take charge or care of: to manage my investments. 3. to dominate or influence (a person) by tact, […]