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n. Chiefly British
Variant of reflection.


a less common spelling of reflection
reˈflexional adj


(rɪˈflɛk ʃən)

Chiefly Brit. reflection.
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Noun1.reflexion - the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
flare - am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
interreflection - reciprocal reflection between two reflecting surfaces; "there was interreflection between the two surfaces of the lens"
virtual image - a reflected optical image (as seen in a plane mirror)
zodiacal light - a luminous tract in the sky; a reflection of sunlight from cosmic dust in the plane of the ecliptic; visible just before sunrise and just after sunset
2.reflexion - expression without wordsreflexion - expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
lamentation, mourning - the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
demo, demonstration - a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
act - a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
ebullition, effusion, outburst, blowup, gush - an unrestrained expression of emotion
3.reflexion - a remark expressing careful consideration
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
4.reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent considerationreflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
cogitation, study - attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something
meditation, speculation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
meditation - (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
retrospect - contemplation of things past; "in retrospect"
5.reflexion - the ability to reflect beams or rays
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
echo - a reflected television or radio or radar beam
6.reflexion - a likeness in which left and right are reversedreflexion - a likeness in which left and right are reversed
alikeness, likeness, similitude - similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"
7.reflexion - the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
إنْعِكاس صورَه
íhugun, vangaveltur; spegilmynd


(rəˈflekt) verb
1. to send back (light, heat etc). The white sand reflected the sun's heat.
2. (of a mirror etc) to give an image of. She was reflected in the mirror/water.
3. to think carefully. Give him a minute to reflect (on what he should do).
reˈflecting adjective
able to reflect (light etc). a reflecting surface.
reflection, reflexion (rəˈflekʃən) noun
She looked at her reflection in the water; After reflection I felt I had made the wrong decision; The book is called `Reflections of a Politician'.
reˈflective (-tiv) adjective
1. thoughtful. a reflective mood.
2. reflecting. Reflective number-plates.
reˈflectively adverb
reˈflector noun
something, especially of glass or metal, that reflects light, heat etc.
References in classic literature ?
The propriety of the thing does not turn upon the supposition of superior wisdom or virtue in the Executive, but upon the supposition that the legislature will not be infallible; that the love of power may sometimes betray it into a disposition to encroach upon the rights of other members of the government; that a spirit of faction may sometimes pervert its deliberations; that impressions of the moment may sometimes hurry it into measures which itself, on maturer reflexion, would condemn.
This reflexion passed through his mind and caused him to raise his eyes.
These reflexions would indicate that Count Vogelstein read his volume of Tauchnitz rather interruptedly.
But I have reason to believe that one great authority, Sir Charles Lyell, from further reflexion entertains grave doubts on this subject.
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