Meaning of REFLECTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪˈflekʃən ]

n. (also reflexion) 1 the act or an instance of reflecting; the process of being reflected. 2 a reflected light, heat, or colour. b a reflected image. 3 reconsideration (on reflection). 4 (often foll. by on) discredit or a thing bringing discredit. 5 (often foll. by on, upon) an idea arising in the mind; a comment or apophthegm. øangle of reflection Physics the angle made by a reflected ray with a perpendicular to the reflecting surface. øøreflectional adj. [ME f. OF reflexion or LL reflexio (as REFLECT), with assim. to reflect]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.