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English definition of “reflection”


noun [C] (SHOW)   /rɪˈflek·ʃən/
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 .
(Definition of reflection noun (SHOW) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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