Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface.
  • adjective Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative.
  • adjective an astronomical instrument for measuring angless, like the sextant or Hadley's quadrant, by the reflection of light from two plane mirrors which it carries, and differing from the sextant chiefly in having an entire circle.
  • adjective a galvanometer in which the deflections of the needle are read by means of a mirror attached to it, which reflects a ray of light or the image of a scale; -- called also mirror galvanometer.
  • adjective See under Goniometer.
  • adjective See under Telescope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of reflect.
  • noun An instance of reflecting
  • adjective That reflects.
  • adjective That utilizes reflection.

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

  • adjective causing reflection or having a device that reflects

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Examples

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