Definitions of reflection

  1.   a calm lengthy intent consideration
  2.   expression without words tears are an expression of grief the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition
  3.   a likeness in which left and right are reversed
  4.   a remark expressing careful consideration
  5.   mathematics a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
  6.   the image of something as reflected by a mirror or other reflective material he studied his reflection in the mirror
  7.   the ability to reflect beams or rays
  8.   the phenomenon of a propagating wave light or sound being thrown back from a surface
  9.   The act of reflecting or turning or sending back or the state of being reflected
  10.   The return of rays beams sound or the like from a surface See Angle of reflection below
  11.   The reverting of the mind to that which has already occupied it continued consideration meditation contemplation hence also that operation or power of the mind by which it is conscious of its own acts or states the capacity for judging rationally especially in view of a moral rule or standard
  12.   Shining brightness as of the sun
  13.   That which is produced by reflection
  14.   An image given back from a reflecting surface a reflected counterpart
  15.   A part reflected or turned back at an angle as the reflection of a membrane
  16.   Result of meditation thought or opinion after attentive consideration or contemplation especially thoughts suggested by truth
  17.   Censure reproach cast
  18.   The transference of an excitement from one nerve fiber to another by means of the nerve cells as in reflex action See Reflex action under Reflex
  19.   The act of returning or throwing back state of being returned or thrown back as the reflection of light that which returned or thrown back such as light or heat an image given back as your reflection in a mirror attentive consideration thought criticism reproach as a reflection on one's character the folding of a part back on itself
  20.   The throwing back of rays of light
  21.   The act of reflecting the sending back of light beat etc the state of being reflected that which is reflected the action of the mind by which it is conscious of its own operations attentive consideration contemplation censure or reproach
  22.   Act of reflecting anything reflected meditation censure
  23.   The act of reflecting an image thrown by reflected light meditation blame cencure reflexion
  24.   Act of reflecting the state of being reflected that which is reflected thoughtful consideration specially self consideration attention to states of self consciousness or one's mental operations the expression of thought censure reproach
  25.   The act of reflecting or throwing back the rebound of heat light or sound or other body from a surface against which it has struck the action of the mind by which it views Its own operations attentive consideration censure or reproach

Quotes of reflection

  1. The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries on the misery of populations of the South – Omar Bongo
  2. There are three methods to gaining wisdom The first is reflection which is the highest The second is limitation which is the easiest The third is experience which is the bitterest – Confucius
  3. Reflection is a flower of the mind giving out wholesome fragrance but revelry is the same flower when rank and running to seed – Desiderius Erasmus
  4. The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage – Terence Fisher
  5. Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection I plan to write music while in prison read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger more confident woman – Lil' Kim
  6. Music is my life it is a reflection of what I go through – Lenny Kravitz
  7. Education begins the gentleman but reading good company and reflection must finish him – John Locke
  8. The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it's a new song it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now – Richard Marx
  9. When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation – Gerard De Nerval
  10. The real man smiles in trouble gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection – Thomas Paine
  11. Through F1 I bought my own boat I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me – Nelson Piquet
  12. Men should pledge themselves to nothing for reflection makes a liar of their resolution – Sophocles
  13. Work needs to be a reflection of your social values You are how you work – Leigh Steinberg
  14. Without reflection we go blindly on our way creating more unintended consequences and failing to achieve anything useful – Margaret J. Wheatley

Usage examples for reflection

  1. Then he begged the noble widow to look into the glass and to let him know as soon as there was any reflection of the battle – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. On reflection I accepted this – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  3. “ Tom shook his head after a moment's reflection – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  4. It is the reflection of a reflection – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  5. On reflection too the Countess praised herself for having done all that could be done – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. He was entirely absorbed by reflection on his own affairs ” – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. This reflection has occurred from the very difficulty into which I am now brought – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  8. She paused a moment in reflection – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  9. But Anna dreaded a scene and dreaded her mother too and after a moment's reflection that her Charlie would write again and Adah who now went regularly to the office would get it and bring it to her she said Does mother always look over the letters – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  10. This reflection made him miserable and ill at ease – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  11. It was a matter of reflection before I could utter the word yes and then a study to give her name – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  12. If this reflection can rob you of regret think me so – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  13. Reflection decided her on saying nothing for that night at least – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  14. It is a hard thing to say of a woman Monsieur de Gemosac paused for a moment in reflection – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. There can be but little danger from Congress for our acts are but the reflection of the will of the people – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  16. Every step causes reflection upon the past – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  17. The travelers had dined well but not too well and were ready to be happy and to see in others the reflection of their own contented holiday mood – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  18. “ I moved out of the line of the reflection in the glass – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood
  19. It was this reflection more even than the thought of the broken line which troubled him that evening – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. You mustn't regard my arrival as any reflection on your ability Inspector Aylesbury ” – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer