Translation of "reflection" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /rɪˈflek.ʃən/ us /rɪˈflek.ʃən/

reflection noun (IMAGE)

B2 [ C or U ] 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. 希腊神话中的那喀索斯爱上了自己在水池中的倒影。
He put silver foil around the fire to increase heat reflection. 他用银箔围住火炉来增加热的反射。

More examples

  • She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.
  • She could see her reflection in the water, shimmering in the moonlight.
  • She checked her reflection in the mirror.
  • She caught sight of her reflection in the mirror on the door.
  • He smiled at his reflection in the mirror.

reflection noun (SIGN)

C1 [ C usually singular ] a sign or result of something

The fact that soldiers are on the streets is a reflection of how terrified the government is. 街头部署了士兵,这一情况显示出政府是多么惊恐。

More examples

  • The film is a reflection of the violence that pervades American culture.
  • Her novel is an accurate reflection of life in post-war Spain.
  • I don't believe these exam results are a true reflection of your abilities.
  • His poor job performance is a reflection of his lack of training.
  • The grief after her death was a reflection of the great love that people felt for her.

reflection noun (THOUGHT)

C2 [ C or U ] formal serious and careful thought

On reflection (= after considering it), I decided I had been wrong. 经过审慎的思考,我认定以前是我错了。
After 30 years as a judge, her reflections on/about justice were well worth listening to. 她当了30年法官,所以她对司法制度的意见很值得一听。
a reflection on sb/sth

something that makes other people have a particular opinion about someone or something, especially a bad opinion

Low test scores are a sad reflection on our school system. 学生考分低,这使我们学校的体制遭受非议。

(Translation of “reflection” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)