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reflecting

[ ri-flek ting ]
/ rɪˈflɛk tɪŋ /
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adjective
casting back light, heat, sound, etc., from a surface:An echo is heard when the reflecting surface is at a considerable distance from both the speaker and the hearer.
having a mirrorlike effect; giving back or showing an image:The most memorable feature of Hadrian’s Villa for me was the reflecting pool at the back, surrounded by ruins and statues.
thinking, pondering, or meditating:It is apparent to every reflecting mind that a crisis has arisen which requires the consideration and action of every peace-loving citizen.
noun
an act or instance of casting back light, heat, etc., of giving back an image, or of showing or reproducing something:This room feels almost like it's under the sea; the mirror mimics the reflecting of the water.
an act or instance of thinking, pondering, or meditating:We have been doing some reflecting on the year that has just passed.
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Origin of reflecting

reflect + -ing2 for the adjective senses; reflect + -ing1 for the noun senses

OTHER WORDS FROM reflecting

re·flect·ing·ly, adverbnon·re·flect·ing, adjective
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