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reflection

noun  /rɪˈflek·ʃən/ us  

reflection noun (SHOW)

[C] something that shows, expresses, or is a sign of something: Their finely decorated home is a reflection of their good taste. The team’s losses of late seem to be a reflection on the coaching.

reflection noun (SEND BACK)

physics [C/U] the return of light, heat, sound, or energy from a surface [C/U] A reflection is also an image seen in a mirror or other shiny surface: Standing on the dock, we could see the reflection of the sky in the still water.angle of reflection physics The angle of reflection is the angle that a beam of light or other energy that is reflected from a surface makes with a line vertical to that surface.

reflection noun (THINKING)

[C/U] careful thoughts: [C] Her reflections on life are recorded in her journal. [U] After much reflection, he decided to return to teaching.
Translations of “reflection”
in Korean 상, 모습…
in Arabic اِنْعِكاس…
in Portuguese reflexo…
in Catalan reflex…
in Japanese (鏡などに映った)姿, 映像…
in Italian immagine riflessa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 返回, 映射, 映照出的影像…
in Russian отражение, размышление…
in Turkish yansıma, görünüm, akis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 返回, 映像, 映照出的影像…
in Polish odbicie, namysł…
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