The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected.
The return of rays, beams, sound, or the like, from a surface. See Angle of reflection, below.
The reverting of the mind to that which has already occupied it; continued consideration; meditation; contemplation; hence, also, that operation or power of the mind by which it is conscious of its own acts or states; the capacity for judging rationally, especially in view of a moral rule or standard.
Shining; brightness, as of the sun.
That which is produced by reflection.
An image given back from a reflecting surface; a reflected counterpart.
A part reflected, or turned back, at an angle; as, the reflection of a membrane.
Result of meditation; thought or opinion after attentive consideration or contemplation; especially, thoughts suggested by truth.
Censure; reproach cast.
The transference of an excitement from one nerve fiber to another by means of the nerve cells, as in reflex action. See Reflex action, under Reflex.