- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR reflection
Origin of reflection
OTHER WORDS FROM reflection
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reflectiondiffraction, diffusion, reflection , rarefaction, refraction
How to use reflection in a sentence
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.When America Said "No" to the War on Segregation|Jamelle Bouie|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
During the reporting for my book, one senior White House official told me that Dermer could “stand some self-reflection.”Reading Israel's New U.S. Ambassador|Peter Beinart|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So Jindal is now attacking the same sort of aggressive self-reflection of which he was so recently a prime practitioner.Has Bobby Jindal Gone Mad?|Michelle Cottle|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But now it gave birth to consciousness and self-reflection: it awakened the 'ego' in human nature.Meno|Plato
It reveals the inmost man in a way which bespeaks the centuries of self-reflection in the cloister which had preceded it.
In certain robust minds, but little given to self-reflection, the idea of personal value rarely occurs.Illusions|James Sully
The science of the regression or self-reflection of the idea, is the "Philosophy of Mind."
He turns his scrutinizing gaze within, and by self-reflection seeks for some rational ground for his instinctive faith.
British Dictionary definitions for reflection
less commonly reflexion
Derived forms of reflectionreflectional or reflexional, adjective
Scientific definitions for reflection
Cultural definitions for reflection
A bouncing of light off a surface. People see themselves in mirrors through reflection. (Compare refraction.)