Definition of 'reflection'
Video: pronunciation of 'reflection'
Example sentences containing 'reflection'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It's a sad reflection of the low priority given to mental health. Times, Sunday Times (2017)No one does intelligent reflection like Theroux. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Reflections in the glass alter, for instance, depending on the time of day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is a sad reflection on modern rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a fair reflection of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The new year is often a time for personal reflection. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This can be the beginning of a useful process of reflection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You want people to see his reflection in your life. Christianity Today (2000)There should be some reflection of the value that a partner individually contributes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Just rueful reflection on the one that got away. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Regulation is actually a reflection of the attitude of society and government to risk. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Similar appreciative noises can be heard when she looks at her own reflection in the mirror. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How many posts were actually a true reflection of what was going on in your head? The Sun (2015)That is a sad reflection on me and my time at this club. The Sun (2015)It is a fair reflection of the calibre of the contest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is the personal reflections that give this book its distinctive pleasure. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Not only is this often a lucid reflection on the process of translation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)When we look at the ocean we see only the reflection of the sky. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Plant a group of trees by a pond and you get twice the value from their reflections. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He gazed in horror at his mirrored reflection. Coping With Sudden Hair Loss (1988)But on careful reflection, these are all very fine qualities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If there are pinpoint lights or reflections in the view, flare can sometimes give them a halo. Photographers Handbook (1993)But the anniversary has prompted various thoughts and reflections, three of which may be of passing interest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Picture editors suspect that the mystery photographer is the figure wearing a hat who appears in a reflection in a glass door in one pictures. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the basic arrangement for lighting by reflection, the light is aimed directly away from the subject towards a white surface. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)And also like all the best parties, there was a time afterwards for reflection and thoughts of what might have been. The Sun (2012)
Synonyms of 'reflection'
sending back, mirroring, throwing back, casting back
Trends of 'reflection'
Very Common. reflection is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'reflection'
British English: reflection /rɪˈflɛkʃən/ NOUN
A reflection is an image that you can see in a mirror or in water.
She stared at her reflection in the mirror.
- American English: reflection
- Arabic: انعكاس
- Brazilian Portuguese: reflexo
- Chinese: 影像
- Croatian: odraz
- Czech: odraz
- Danish: spejling
- Dutch: weerspiegeling
- European Spanish: reflexión
- Finnish: heijastus
- French: réflexion
- German: Widerspiegelung
- Greek: αντανάκλαση
- Italian: riflessione
- Japanese: 反射
- Korean: 반사
- Norwegian: refleksjon
- Polish: odbijanie
- European Portuguese: reflexo
- Romanian: reflectare
- Russian: отражение
- Spanish: reflexión
- Swedish: fundering
- Thai: การสะท้อนกลับ
- Turkish: yansıma
- Ukrainian: відбиття
- Vietnamese: sự phản chiếu
Nearby words of 'reflection'
Definition of reflection from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.