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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.
similar words:
image
definition 2: the throwing back of heat, light, or an image off an object or surface.
 
synonyms:
image
definition 3: the process of intent thought or meditation, or a particular thought arising from this process.
synonyms:
contemplation, musing, rumination
similar words:
thought
definition 4: the image produced by the reflecting of light off a surface.
 
derivations: reflectional (adj.), reflectionless (adj.)
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The word reflection contains the following part:
flect, flex Latin root that means bend