HyperDic: reflection

English > 8 senses of the word reflection:
NOUNcognitionreflection, contemplation, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulnessa calm, lengthy, intent consideration
phenomenonreflection, reflexionthe phenomenon of a propagating / propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
communicationreflection, expression, manifestation, reflexionexpression without words
attributereflection, mirror image, reflexiona likeness in which left and right are reversed
artifactreflection, reflexionthe image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)
relationreflection(mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
communicationreflection, observation, reflexiona remark expressing careful consideration
attributereflection, reflexion, reflectivitythe ability to reflect beams or rays
reflection > pronunciation
Soundsrahfleh'kshahn; rihfleh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA calm, lengthy, intent consideration.
Synonymscontemplation, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness
Narrowercogitation, studyattentive consideration and meditation / meditation
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examinationThe contemplation of your own thoughts and desires / desires / desires and conduct
meditation, speculationcontinuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject / subject or series of subjects / subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
meditation(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
retrospectcontemplation of things past
BroaderconsiderationThe process of giving careful thought to something
Spanishcavilación, consideración, contemplación, ensimismamiento, especulación, meditación, pensamiento, ponderación, reflexión
Catalancavil·lació, especulació, meditació, pensament, reflexió
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe phenomenon of a propagating / propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface.
Synonymreflexion
NarrowerflareAm unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
interreflectionreciprocal reflection between two reflecting surfaces
virtual imageA reflected optical image (as seen in a plane mirror)
zodiacal lightA luminous tract in the sky
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishreflexión
Catalanreflexió
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningexpression without words.
Example "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
Synonymsexpression, manifestation, reflexion
NarroweractA manifestation of insincerity
effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullitionAn unrestrained / unrestrained expression / expression of emotion
lamentation, mourningThe passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
Broaderdemonstration, demoA visual presentation showing how something works
Spanishexpresión, manifestación, reflejo
Catalanexpressió, manifestació
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA likeness in which left and right are reversed.
Synonymsmirror image, reflexion
Broaderlikeness, alikeness, similitudesimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
Spanishimagen, reflejo
Catalanimatge, reflex
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningThe image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material).
Example"he studied his reflection in the mirror"
Synonymreflexion
Broaderpicture, image, icon, ikonA visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 6, relation
Meaning(mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broadertransformation(mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA remark expressing careful consideration.
Synonymsobservation, reflexion
InstancesParkinson's lawC. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done
Parkinson's lawC. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishidea, pensamiento, razonamiento, reflexión
Catalanidea, pensament, raonament, reflexió
English > reflection: 8 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningThe ability to reflect beams or rays.
Synonymsreflexion, reflectivity
Narrowerecho, reverberation, sound reflection, replicationThe repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
echoA reflected television or radio or radar beam
Broaderphysical propertyAny property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
Spanishreflectividad, reflexión
Catalanreflectivitat, reflexió

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