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1. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] a calm, lengthy, intent consideration.

Synonyms

  • rumination
  • self-contemplation
  • reflexion
  • cogitation
  • study
  • speculation
  • contemplation
  • self-examination
  • consideration
  • retrospect
  • thoughtfulness
  • introspection
  • musing

Antonyms

  • underact
  • fail
  • dysphemism
  • euphemism

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Reflection

  • overprotection
  • introspection
  • interconnection
  • circumspection
  • reinspection
  • predilection
  • disinfection
  • disconnection
  • recollection
  • preelection
  • interjection
  • imperfection
  • disaffection
  • resurrection
  • reelection
  • redirection
  • projection
  • intersection
  • insurrection
  • inspection
  • inflection
  • convection
  • confection
  • complexion
  • selection
  • rejection
  • protection
  • perfection
  • objection
  • injection

Sentences with reflection


1. Noun, singular or mass
The simplest example of the law of reflection is when you look into a plane mirror.

Quotes about reflection


1. Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?
- Max Muller

2. As fandom grew more variegated, genzines reflected a broadening of interests, carrying personal columns of humor and reflection, science articles, amateur fiction, stylish gossip, and inevitably, thoughtful pieces on the future of fandom.
- Gregory Benford

3. No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
- Edgar Degas

2. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] expression without words.

Synonyms

  • effusion
  • reflexion
  • act
  • lamentation
  • expression
  • manifestation
  • demonstration
  • gush
  • blowup
  • demo
  • outburst
  • ebullition

Antonyms

  • malleability
  • audibility
  • imperceptibility
  • visibility

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface.

Synonyms

  • interreflection
  • zodiacal light
  • reflexion
  • virtual image
  • flare

Antonyms

  • opacity
  • transparency
  • narrow
  • alike

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] a likeness in which left and right are reversed.

Synonyms

  • alikeness
  • likeness
  • similitude
  • mirror image

Antonyms

  • unlikeness
  • thoughtless
  • thoughtful
  • joyful

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material).

Synonyms

  • ikon
  • image
  • reflexion
  • picture

Antonyms

  • inconsideration
  • unkindness
  • tactlessness
  • unthoughtfulness

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] the ability to reflect beams or rays.

Synonyms

  • echo
  • physical property
  • replication
  • sound reflection
  • reverberation
  • reflectivity

Antonyms

  • behave
  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • activity

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed.

Antonyms

  • dissimilarity

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. reflection

noun. ['rəˈflɛkʃən, rɪˈflɛkʃən'] a remark expressing careful consideration.

Synonyms

  • reflexion
  • remark
  • input
  • observation

Antonyms

  • disappearance
  • criticize
  • perceptibility
  • unmalleability

Etymology

  • reflexion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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