Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of reflection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of reflection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See reflection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See reflection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
  • n. a likeness in which left and right are reversed
  • n. a remark expressing careful consideration
  • n. a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
  • n. the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)
  • n. expression without words
  • n. the ability to reflect beams or rays

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Mixed with her dread and with her reflexion was the idea that, if he wanted her so much as he seemed to show, it might be after all simply to do for him the "anything" she had promised, the "everything" she had thought it so fine to bring out to Mr. Mudge.

    In the Cage

  • She looked as if she had spent her life on platforms, in audiences, in conventions, in phalansteries, in _séances_; in her faded face there was a kind of reflexion of ugly lecture-lamps; with its habit of an upward angle, it seemed turned toward a public speaker, with an effort of respiration in the thick air in which social reforms are usually discussed.

    The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)

  • This could have been the perfect photo for a "reflexion" theme day; -), but no, I photographed it just for the sake of it.

    ParisDailyPhoto

  • There is a sensitivity, a reflexion on the weight of history coupled with the tradition of the great adventure novel to European SF&F that makes it a bit distinct from the anglophone classics.

    MIND MELD: Guide to International SF/F (Part II)

  • It needs a deep reflexion on how to fix disparities in this country more than apologizing.

    Senate apologizes for slavery

  • Who ever Angelina Jolie decides to vote for, or antbody else for that matter, should be their own personal choice and based on carefull reflexion as opposed to jumping on the biggest bandwagon you can find.

    Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Burial Plans

  • Stir widdershins and wake with the first reflexion of moonrise.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • If you want Lies, promess in the wind, poverty, the lobbiest, Rich becoming more rich and poor goind down, wars actionned around the world withour reflexion, vote the Clintons Dynasty ..

    Poll: Obama leads in Montana

  • Give my comment a little quiet reflexion, think outside the box, and you might learn something.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Mr M "we" all hide behind "we" by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11: 33: 26 PM delai de reflexion by karmacounselor on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 1: 59: 45 PM

    Obama Supporters in DC Want Bush Arrested

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