Meaning of REFLECTION in English

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.

Phrases and idioms:

angle of reflection Physics the angle made by a reflected ray with a perpendicular to the reflecting surface.


reflectional adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF reflexion or LL reflexio (as REFLECT), with assim. to reflect

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.