Definitions of reflection

  1. a likeness in which left and right are reversed
  2. the image of something as reflected by a mirror ( or other reflective material); " he studied his reflection in the mirror"
  3. the ability to reflect beams or rays
  4. the phenomenon of a propagating wave ( light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
  5. The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected.
  6. The return of rays, beams, sound, or the like, from a surface. See Angle of reflection, below.
  7. 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.
  8. Shining; brightness, as of the sun.
  9. That which is produced by reflection.
  10. An image given back from a reflecting surface; a reflected counterpart.
  11. A part reflected, or turned back, at an angle; as, the reflection of a membrane.
  12. Result of meditation; thought or opinion after attentive consideration or contemplation; especially, thoughts suggested by truth.
  13. Censure; reproach cast.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The act of reflecting; an image thrown by reflected light; meditation; blame; cencure. reflexion.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.