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re·flect

 (rĭ-flĕkt′)
v. re·flect·ed, re·flect·ing, re·flects
v.tr.
1. To throw or bend back (light or sound, for example) from a surface.
2. To give back or show an image of (an object); mirror.
3. To make apparent; express or manifest: Her work reflects intelligence.
4. To bring as a consequence: The victory reflects credit on the coach.
5. Archaic To bend back.
v.intr.
1. To be bent or thrown back: Her voice reflected off the canyon walls. See Synonyms at echo.
2. To give something back, as light or sound: a shiny surface that reflects well.
3.
a. To give evidence of the characteristics or qualities of someone or something: That student's performance reflects well on the whole school.
b. To bring blame or discredit: Hasty preparation of the report will reflect on you.
4.
a. To think seriously. See Synonyms at think.
b. To express carefully considered thoughts: In the essay, he reflects on his career.

[Middle English reflecten, from Old French reflecter, from Latin reflectere, to bend back : re-, re- + flectere, to bend.]

reflected

  • ultrasound, ultrasonography - Ultrasounds and ultrasonography work on the principle that sound is reflected at different speeds by tissues or substances of different densities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reflected - (especially of incident sound or light) bent or sent back; "reflected light"; "reflected heat"; "reflected glory"
unreflected - (especially of incident sound or light) not turned back by physical reflection
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we never sufficiently reflect that a language, strictly speaking, can only be symbolical and figurative, that it can never express things directly, but only, as it were, reflectedly [nur im Widerscheine].