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Dictionary definition for: Reflection

1. (n) a calm lengthy intent consideration

2. (n) the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface

3. (n) expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief" "the pulse is a reflection of the heart''s condition"

4. (n) the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material) "he studied his reflection in the mirror"

5. (n) a likeness in which left and right are reversed

6. (n) (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed

7. (n) a remark expressing careful consideration

8. (n) the ability to reflect beams or rays

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