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reflect

[ ri-flekt ]
/ rɪˈflɛkt /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of reflect

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English reflecten, from Latin reflectere “to bend back,” equivalent to re-re- + flectere “to bend”

synonym study for reflect

10. See study.

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British Dictionary definitions for reflect

reflect
/ (rɪˈflɛkt) /

verb

Word Origin for reflect

C15: from Latin reflectere to bend back, from re- + flectere to bend; see flex
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Medical definitions for reflect

reflect
[ rĭ-flĕkt ]

v.

To bend back.
To throw or bend back light, heat, or sound from a surface.
To think seriously.
To send back a motor impulse in response to a sensory stimulus.
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