Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other polished surface.
- Given to reflection; thoughtful; meditative; provident: as, a reflecting mind.
- An instrument in which a slow-moving bubble is viewed by reflection, so that the image of the middle of it can he seen by the side of the direct image of a distant object. Such are Abney's and Locke's levels, used by topographers. See Locke lavel, under level.
- v. present participle of reflect.
- n. An instance of reflecting
- adj. That reflects.
- adj. That utilizes reflection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface.
- adj. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative.
- adj. causing reflection or having a device that reflects
“The great _100-inch reflector_ of the Mount Wilson reflecting telescope -- the largest _reflecting_ instrument in the world -- weighs nearly 9,000 pounds and the moving parts of the telescope weigh about”
“Colombina picked herself up, her expression reflecting a blend of dignity and contempt.”
“He fell silent, gazing at his destroyed bus, his expression reflecting betrayal and mourning.”
“For the second consecutive year, we had been given a tag reflecting the ultimate crime, the sin of all sins.”
“President Bush announces that he will now be assistant to the president, deputy chief of staff and a senior adviser, the title reflecting influence over both politics and policy.”
“His album Lucky Boy 2006 - the title reflecting his characteristic positivity - was the label's first LP release, though Mehdi's own career had begun a decade and half earlier.”
“The groups that sparked the 18-day revolt leading to Mubarak's downfall called the massive gathering the "Friday of Victory and Continuation," a name reflecting both their pride in forcing a change in national leadership and their worries about the future.”
“In January 2010, Couragent -- a name reflecting the founders' shared spunk --officially launched.”
“A publishing firm issued in 2007 her collection of essays, "Salt Flower Tree", the title reflecting the sweating bodies of workers after a day's work in the yards.”
“In 1974 Montserrat Figueras and Savall, working with the early music specialists Lorenzo Alpert and Hopkinson Smith, founded Hespèrion XX - the name reflecting the ancient name of the Italian and Iberian peninsulas, Hesperia.”
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