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reflection

noun
 
 
/rɪˈflekʃən/
IMAGE [C] B2 the image of something in a mirror, on a shiny surface, etc: I saw my reflection in the window.The state of matter
THOUGHT [C, U] formal serious and careful thought: He paused for reflection before answering my question. On reflection (= after thinking again), I think I was wrong.Thinking and contemplating
a reflection of sth something that is a sign or result of a particular situation: His poor job performance is a reflection of his lack of training.Showing and demonstrating
a reflection on sb/sth something that makes people have a particular opinion about someone or something, especially a bad opinion: Low test scores are a sad reflection on our school system.Affecting and influencing
(Definition of reflection from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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