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reflection

 
Noun reflection has 8 senses
  1. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness - a calm lengthy intent consideration
    --1 is a kind of consideration
    --1 has particulars:
     cogitation, study; meditation, speculation; meditation; introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination; omphaloskepsis; retrospect
  2. reflection, reflexion - the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    --2 is a kind of physical phenomenon
    --2 has particulars: flare; interreflection; virtual image; zodiacal light
  3. expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion - expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
    --3 is a kind of demonstration, demo
    --3 has particulars:
     lamentation, mourning; laughter; act; effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition
  4. reflection, reflexion - the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
    --4 is a kind of picture, image, icon, ikon
  5. mirror image, reflection, reflexion - a likeness in which left and right are reversed
    --5 is a kind of likeness, alikeness, similitude
  6. reflection - (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
    --6 is a kind of
    transformation
  7. observation, reflection, reflexion - a remark expressing careful consideration
    --7 is a kind of remark, comment
    --7 has particulars: Parkinson's law; Parkinson's law
  8. reflection, reflexion, reflectivity - the ability to reflect beams or rays
    --8 is a kind of physical property
    --8 has particulars: echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication
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