Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reflection

8 senses of reflection

Sense 1
contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness -- (a calm, lengthy, intent consideration)
       => consideration -- (the process of giving careful thought to something)

Sense 2
reflection, 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)

Sense 3
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion -- (expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition")
       => demonstration, demo -- (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")

Sense 4
mirror image, reflection, reflexion -- (a likeness in which left and right are reversed)
       => likeness, alikeness, similitude -- (similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness")

Sense 5
reflection, reflexion -- (the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror")
       => picture, image, icon, ikon -- (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")

Sense 6
reflection -- ((mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed)
       => transformation -- ((mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system)

Sense 7
observation, reflection, reflexion -- (a remark expressing careful consideration)
       => remark, comment, 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")

Sense 8
reflection, reflexion, reflectivity -- (the ability to reflect beams or rays)
       => physical property -- (any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions)

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