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  • v. Present participle of reflect.
  • n. An instance of reflecting
  • adj. That reflects.
  • adj. That utilizes reflection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface.
  • adj. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. causing reflection or having a device that reflects


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