reflexion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reflexion the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material) "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
    • n reflexion a likeness in which left and right are reversed
    • n reflexion the ability to reflect beams or rays
    • n reflexion a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    • n reflexion a remark expressing careful consideration
    • n reflexion expression without words "tears are an expression of grief","the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
    • n reflexion the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reflexion See Reflection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reflexion See reflection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reflexion the act of reflecting: the change of direction when a ray of light, &c., strikes upon a surface and is thrown back: the state of being reflected: that which is reflected: the action of the mind by which it is conscious of its own operations: attentive consideration: contemplation: censure or reproach:
    • n Reflexion (anat.) the folding of a part, a fold
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Usage

In literature:

It is, indeed, a matter for profound reflexion.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
But I have reason to believe that one great authority, Sir Charles Lyell, from further reflexion entertains grave doubts on this subject.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
How we wince at our reflexions and still go on in the same courses!
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
The reflexion is well shown in fig.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
We turn away dazzled, and we rest our eyes, as Socrates was wont to say, on images, on reflexions.
"The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'" by H. B. Cotterill
Essential also is the progress to reflexion.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
There was not a trace of philosophical speculation in his reflexions, or they would have lasted longer.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Life is woe, hope sadness, thought and reflexion despair.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
The result was the actual made real, a reflexion which was a disclosure, a reproduction which was a recreation.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Had he changed reflexions with some other man?
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
Essential also is the progress to reflexion.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Superficially it does not appear to be present, but a little reflexion shows that it is there.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
With even a little reflexion, can any one tolerate it?
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
With even a little reflexion, can any one tolerate it?
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
Reflexions et notes sur le Canada, 1760, Serie M, Volume No.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
And as these Colours were not changeable by Refractions, so neither were they by Reflexions.
"Opticks" by Isaac Newton
Documents historiques et reflexions sur le gouvernement de la Hollande.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
She put no obstacles in His way, because she had no will apart from His, her zeal was only a reflexion of His.
"Ortus Christi" by Mother St. Paul
It is a reflexion of the mind of the giver; but it has also an influence on the recipient.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles" by Alfred Plummer
Of this vast gathering of the nations Byzantine art was the result and the reflexion.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton
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In poetry:

The still life, deep down, enranges,
But on the surface it grieves.
At the windowside greenery are a cool
Reflexions on the white-eyed vessel.
"Still Life" by Sakutaro Hagiwara
Drear were the downs, more dreary her reflexions;
Cold was the night wind, colder was her bosom!
She had no home, the world was all before her,
She had no shelter.
"The Widow" by Robert Southey

In news:

Jenny Garrett, founder, Reflexion Associates (Image: Garrett).
Web security firms Purewire and Reflexion Networks partner on providing Web and e-mail security for cost-conscious businesses.
Purewire and Reflexion Networks Team on Web Security.
BadKlaat & Requake Reflexion Whopper EP.
Jenny Garrett, founder, Reflexion Associates (Image: Garrett).
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In science:

It is worthwhile to state an old fact which will bring out the full significance of Clifford algebras in physics: Every rotation can be understood as an even number of reflexions.
Basics of M-Theory
Before concluding, this study gives a certain number of properties and drive to some innovative reflexions.
A force torsor analysis for a turning process in the presence of self-excited vibrations
Reflexiones en torno a la ciencia contemporánea.{Certainties. Uncertainties. Chaos. Reflexions around the contemporary science.} Ediciones Trilce.
Deterministic Dynamics and Chaos: Epistemology and Interdisciplinary Methodology
Cuius causam assignat Commentator super tractatum de sono dicens, quod partes corporis politi et levis superficiei propter suam aequalitatem et uniformitatem concurrunt omnes in unam actionem in reflexione speciei; et ideo tota integra, sicut venit, reflectitur a corpore polito.
Reflection and refraction in Robert Grosseteste's De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris
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