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Meaning & Definition of Reflection in English

English

Reflection

/rɪflɛkʃən/

noun

1. A calm, lengthy, intent consideration

    synonym:
  • contemplation
  • ,
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion
  • ,
  • rumination
  • ,
  • musing
  • ,
  • thoughtfulness

2. The phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface

    synonym:
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion

3. Expression without words

  • "Tears are an expression of grief"
  • "The pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
    synonym:
  • expression
  • ,
  • manifestation
  • ,
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion

4. A likeness in which left and right are reversed

    synonym:
  • mirror image
  • ,
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion

5. The image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

  • "He studied his reflection in the mirror"
    synonym:
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion

6. (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed

    synonym:
  • reflection

7. A remark expressing careful consideration

    synonym:
  • observation
  • ,
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion

8. The ability to reflect beams or rays

    synonym:
  • reflection
  • ,
  • reflexion
  • ,
  • reflectivity

Examples of using

She admired her reflection in the mirror.
I saw my reflection in the window.
We could see the reflection of the mountains in the lake.