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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
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 Russian отражение, размышление…
in Turkish yansıma, görünüm, akis…
in Polish odbicie, namysł…
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