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reflection

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If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Etymology

From the English reflexion, from the Late Latin reflexionem, from reflexio; the variant spelling reflection is due to influence from correction.

Pronunciation

Noun

A water reflection - meanings 2 and 3

Singular
reflection

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reflection ({{{1}}})
  1. the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected
  2. the property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror)
  3. something, such as an image, that is reflected
    The dog barked at his own reflection in the mirror.
  4. careful thought or consideration
    After careful reflection, I have decided not to vote for that proposition.
  5. an implied criticism
    It is a reflection on his character that he never wavered in his resolve.
  6. (computing) The process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time.

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