• IPA: /ɹɪˈflɛkʃən/


  1. The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
  2. The property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror).
  3. Something, such as an image, that is reflected.
    The dog barked at his own reflection in the mirror.
  4. Careful thought or consideration.
    After careful reflection, I have decided not to vote for that proposition.
  5. An implied criticism.
    It is a reflection on his character that he never came back to see them.
  6. (computing) The process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time.
  7. (anatomy) The folding of a part; a fold.
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