Meaning of REFLECTION in English

noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of reflexion, from Late Latin reflexion-, reflexio act of bending back, from Latin reflectere Date: 14th century an instance of reflecting, the production of an image by or as if by a mirror, 3. the action of bending or folding back, a reflected part ; fold , something produced by reflecting: as, an image given back by a reflecting surface, an effect produced by an influence , an often obscure or indirect criticism ; reproach , a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation, consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose, turning back ; return , 9. a transformation of a figure in which each point is replaced by a point symmetric with respect to a line or plane, a transformation that involves ~ in more than one axis of a rectangular coordinate system, ~al adjective

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