AskDefine | Define reflexion

Dictionary Definition



1 the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface [syn: reflection]
2 expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition" [syn: expression, manifestation, reflection]
3 a remark expressing careful consideration [syn: observation, reflection]
4 a calm lengthy intent consideration [syn: contemplation, reflection, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness]
5 the ability to reflect beams or rays [syn: reflection, reflectivity]
6 a likeness in which left and right are reversed [syn: mirror image, reflection]
7 the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror" [syn: reflection]

User Contributed Dictionary



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



  1. alternative spelling of reflection

Extensive Definition

Reflection or reflexion may refer to:

See also

reflexion in Czech: Reflexe
reflexion in Danish: Refleksion
reflexion in German: Reflexion
reflexion in Spanish: Reflexión
reflexion in French: Réflexion
reflexion in Galician: Reflexión
reflexion in Dutch: Reflectie
reflexion in Romanian: Reflexie
reflexion in Russian: Отражение
reflexion in Slovak: Reflexia
reflexion in Vietnamese: Reflection
reflexion in Chinese: 反射 (消歧义)
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