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English definition of “reflect”

reflect

verb  /rɪˈflekt/ us  

reflect verb (SEND BACK)

physics [I/T] to send back light, heat, energy, or sound from a surface: [T] Light-colored clothing reflects the sun’s heat rather than absorbing it. [I] Moonlight reflected off the surface of the lake.

reflect verb (SHOW)

[T] to show, express, or be a sign of something: His blank face reflected his boredom.

reflect verb (THINK)

[I] to think carefully: She felt she needed time to reflect on what to do next.
reflector
noun [C]  /rɪˈflek·tər/ us  
His new lighting system uses lamps and reflectors.
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