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reflection

re·flec·tion

reflection

 
pronunciation:
rih flek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of reflecting or state of being reflected.
When we see colors, we see the reflection of light by objects.
similar words:
image
definition 2: heat, light, or an image that bounces off an object or surface.
We looked at our reflections in the lake.
 
synonyms:
image
definition 3: the process of deep or serious thinking, or a particular thought that results from this process.
Upon careful reflection, I have decided not to go.His book is filled with interesting reflections on how computers have changed people.
derivations: reflectional (adj.), reflectionless (adj.)
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The word reflection contains the following part:
flect, flex Latin root that means bend