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REFLEXION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does reflexion mean? 

REFLEXION (noun)
  The noun REFLEXION has 7 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: REFLEXION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REFLEXION (noun)


Sense 1reflexion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

reflexion; reflection

Hypernyms ("reflexion" is a kind of...):

physical phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the physics of matter and energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reflexion"):

flare (am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection))

interreflection (reciprocal reflection between two reflecting surfaces)

virtual image (a reflected optical image (as seen in a plane mirror))

zodiacal light (a luminous tract in the sky; a reflection of sunlight from cosmic dust in the plane of the ecliptic; visible just before sunrise and just after sunset)


Sense 2reflexion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expression without words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

expression; reflexion; reflection; manifestation

Context examples:

tears are an expression of grief / the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

Hypernyms ("reflexion" is a kind of...):

demo; demonstration (a visual presentation showing how something works)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reflexion"):

lamentation; mourning (the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief)

act (a manifestation of insincerity)

blowup; ebullition; effusion; gush; outburst (an unrestrained expression of emotion)


Sense 3reflexion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A remark expressing careful consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

reflexion; observation; reflection

Hypernyms ("reflexion" is a kind of...):

comment; remark (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief)

Instance hyponyms:

Parkinson's law (C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion)

Parkinson's law (C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done)


Sense 4reflexion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A calm lengthy intent consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

musing; reflection; thoughtfulness; rumination; contemplation; reflexion

Hypernyms ("reflexion" is a kind of...):

consideration (the process of giving careful thought to something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reflexion"):

cogitation; study (attentive consideration and meditation)

meditation; speculation (continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature)

meditation ((religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects))

introspection; self-contemplation; self-examination (the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct)

omphaloskepsis (contemplation of one's navel)

retrospect (contemplation of things past)


Sense 5reflexion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ability to reflect beams or rays

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

reflectivity; reflexion; reflection

Hypernyms ("reflexion" is a kind of...):

physical property (a property used to characterize physical objects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reflexion"):

echo; replication; reverberation; sound reflection (the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped)


Sense 6reflexion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A likeness in which left and right are reversed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

mirror image; reflection; reflexion

Hypernyms ("reflexion" is a kind of...):

alikeness; likeness; similitude (similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things)


Sense 7reflexion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

reflection; reflexion

Context example:

he studied his reflection in the mirror

Hypernyms ("reflexion" is a kind of...):

icon; ikon; image; picture (a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface)


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