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Serious thought or consideration
“I retire to the toilet for a moment's reflection and a good cry.”
An image seen in a mirror or shiny surface
“He eyed his distorted reflection in the water.”
A thing bringing discredit to someone or something
“The Leader of the Opposition will withdraw the reflection on the Minister for Foreign Affairs.”
A thing that is a consequence of or arises from something else
“And Canegrowers Isis chairman Joe Russo described the outcome as a reflection of the lack of confidence in growing sugar cane.”
The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it
“More important than their reflection of light is the ability of pigments to absorb certain wavelengths.”
An idea about something, especially one that is written down or expressed
“Barthes's qualities may be best displayed in fragments like the following, a self-conscious reflection upon writing.”
A cause of shame
“… your constant lying is a serious reflection on your character.”
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