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reflection

noun [C or U] (IMAGE)    /rɪˈflek.ʃən/
B2 the image of something in a mirror or on any reflective surface: In Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. He put silver foil around the fire to increase heat reflection.Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesPhysical and chemical processes
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