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Definition of "reflection" []

  • The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected. (noun)
  • Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected. (noun)
  • Mental concentration; careful consideration. (noun)
  • A thought or an opinion resulting from such consideration. (noun)
  • An indirect expression of censure or discredit: a reflection on his integrity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reflection" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps we are using the term reflection in two different ways here."
  • "In a movie a reflection is as real and solid as the actual image the faces and bodies reflected, because the opposite is true, the images are as transient and ephemeral and insubstantial as the reflections."
  • "In almost all versions gazing eternally into the pool at his reflection is his curse or punishment from the gods for spurning the love of others or leaving them in the painful state of unrequited love."