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