reflecting

Definitions

  • The girl sees the Prince's reflection
    The girl sees the Prince's reflection
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj reflecting causing reflection or having a device that reflects "a reflecting microscope"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror
The old king sees himself reflected in the shields of the bodyguard The old king sees himself reflected in the shields of the bodyguard
A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach
A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house
A man looks at his bald head in his reflection while his two wives busy themselves in the background A man looks at his bald head in his reflection while his two wives busy themselves in the background

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
    • Reflecting Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind.
    • Reflecting Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Ohio women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear
    • reflecting Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other polished surface.
    • reflecting Given to reflection; thoughtful; meditative; provident: as, a reflecting mind.
    • reflecting 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The hair on a polar bearis not white, but clear. They reflect light, so they appear white.
    • Reflecting throwing back light, heat, &c.: given to reflection: thoughtful
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Quotations

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.”
  • James Levin
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    “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
  • Seneca
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    “We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.”
  • Edward Gibbon
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    “Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.”
  • Doug Horton
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    “Boring people are a reflection of boring people.”
  • David J. Schwartz
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    “How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. reflectĕre, reflexumre-, again, flectĕre, to bend.

Usage

In literature:

On reflection, however, he concluded that it would not be prudent for him to retain so ingenious a secretary in his service.
"Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau
When he entered, his scrutiny of the establishment was close, and he seemed to reflect with interest upon all he saw.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
She reflected, and she thought she could guess what had happened.
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
To reflect on any thing simply, and to reflect on it as existent, are nothing different from each other.
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
She reflected a long time, and decided that any other solution was impossible.
"Strong as Death" by Guy de Maupassant
Alicia reflected, with her cheek against the Afghan wolf-skins on the back of the chair.
"The Path of a Star" by Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
Come, doctor," he cried, "you will break your neck looking for the reflection of wrinkles.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
These reflections were interrupted by the appearance of the little maid announcing that tea was ready, and bringing her two letters.
"A Modern Chronicle, Complete" by Winston Churchill
And the longer I reflected, the more positive I became that there existed a more potent reason for the Celebrity's disguise than ennui.
"The Celebrity, Complete" by Winston Churchill
But such thoughts did not befit this room, which was consecrated to serious reflections.
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
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In poetry:

I saw her bright reflection
In the waters under me,
Like a golden goblet falling
And sinking into the sea.
"The Bridge" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The eve was fair and mild the air,
Along the lake they stray;
The eastern hill reflected bright
The fading tints of day.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
Hosannah! let the earth and skies
Repeat the joyful sound
Rocks, hills, and vales, reflect the voice
In one eternal round.
"Hymn 35" by Isaac Watts
Religion loves the silent hour,
Her paths are ever blest;
She leads us to reflection's bower,
And soothes her welcome guest.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
True to ev'ry fond emotion,
Ev'ry fear and doubt remove;
Bear (tho' faint) a true reflection,
Bear it to the friend I love.
"To A Sheet Of Paper" by Elizabeth Bath
Before I found her I had found
Within my heart, as in a brook,
Reflections of her: now a sound
Of imaged beauty; now a look.
"Apocalypse" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

New Hope woman reflects on past century.
Reporters and other Baltimoreans reflect on how their lives intersected with The Sun.
Junior ROTC cadets are reflected in a store window in Miami Beach.
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery surveys artwork reflecting gender and sexual identity.
The story has been changed to reflect this.
But reflecting on Sunday's Houston Press Music Awards Showcase a few hours after the curtain fell, I have to say, I'm feeling pretty good about the city at the moment.
Stores accurately reflect turkeys' weight.
The traditional notions about retirement and moving somewhere warm, doesn't really reflect accurately the notions of retirement in America.
Paul Ryan's abortion response reflects the Achilles' Heel of the GOP.
Reflecting Pool is choked with algae.
Encased in scaffolding and surrounded by construction equipment, the Acropolis unwittingly reflects today's crisis-ridden Greece rather than the majestic one of ancient time.
The face of Pittsfield resident Bob Kornn, 83, is reflected in the mirror of his 2003 Chevy last week as Kornn yields the right of way to pedestrians.
Host Kathleen Beckman discusses the distinction between Adoration and contemplation according to reflections by Fr Raniero Cantelmessa, O.F.M.
Reflections on a visit to Bhutan and Nepal.
See reflective media and reflective LCD.
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In science:

The light is then reflected by the tip-tilt correcting mirror to a final OAP mirror which focuses the light towards the visible dichroic.
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
The visible dichroic reflects the visible light (blue) to the electron-multiplying CCD and transmits the near-infrared light (red) to a fold mirror and ultimately to the infrared camera.
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
If the superluminal motion reflects the speed of the bulk flow, rather than that of a shock propagating down the jet, the correlation between the gamma-ray breaks and the superluminal speeds is expected.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
The areas of support required are diverse and reflect the many challenges to the management of cluster resources.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The broadcast of the data happens automatically, so that all nodes in the network have a shared view of the reflective memory.
Cluster Computing White Paper
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