Definition of reflection
- the high crime rate is a reflection of our violent society
- a reflection on his character
She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.
He saw the reflections of the clouds on the lake.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: an image that is seen in a mirror or on a shiny surface
: something that shows the effect, existence, or character of something else
: something that causes people to disapprove of a person or thing
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