- 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.
Origin of reflection
Examples from the Web for self-reflection
We have moments of self-reflection in our real lives where you think, “Ah, why did I do that?”Bryan Cranston on Walter White’s Future, Directing ‘Better Call Saul,’ and Hillary 2016|Marlow Stern|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They create ossified institutions, paralyzed by groupthink and incapable of self-reflection.
But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection.Full Text of President Obama's Eulogy for Nelson Mandela|The Daily Beast|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Maybe these hearings are a time for self-reflection,” Graham offered.
Signs, however, are means of self-reflection, and thus by their nature means of communication.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
In certain robust minds, but little given to self-reflection, the idea of personal value rarely occurs.Illusions|James Sully
Self-reflection, then, he had been taught to regard as the key of real knowledge.
It reveals the inmost man in a way which bespeaks the centuries of self-reflection in the cloister which had preceded it.
The Socratic maxim, "know thyself," introverts the mental gaze, and self-reflection now becomes the method of philosophy.