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Notebook, 1993-

MODES

Reflection










Return . . . . Serious thought upon a subject . . . . A bending back . . . . Meditation, Rumination, Deliberation, Cogitation, Study, Thinking . . . . Imputation, Aspersion . . . . To serve to give a particular aspect or impression . . . . Show . . . . To happen as a result of . . . .

C O N S I D E R:

Impression

Thought

Consideration

Meditation

Rumination

Deliberation

Cogitation

Study

Thinking

Aspersion

Ponder

Bend, turn, cast, fold, give back

Mirror

Image

Result


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Reflection 1. the act of reflecting. 2. the state of being reflected. 3. something that is reflected. 4. the return of heat, light, images, etc., by a reflecting surface. 6. serious thought upon a subject. 6. a thought occurring in consideration or meditation. 7. an imputation or reproach. 8. Anat. the bending or folding back of a part upon itself. Also, esp. Brit., reflexion. [ME < LL reflexión- (s. of reflexió) a bending back = L reflex(us) (see REFLEX) + in- -ION] -Syn. 5. meditation, rumination, deliberation, cogitation, study, thinking. 7. aspersion.

Reflect 1. to cast back [light, heat, sound, etc.] from a surface. 2. to give back or show an image of: mirror. 3. (of an act or its result) to serve to cast or bring (credit, discredit, etc.) on its performer. 4. to happen as a result of: The cost reflects the demand. -v.t. 5. to be turned or cast back, as light. 6. to cast back light, heat, etc. 7. to give back or show an image. 8. to think, ponder, or meditate. 9. to serve or tend to bring reproach or discredit by association. 10. to serve to give a particular aspect or impression (usually fol. by on); The test reflects well on your abilities [ME reflect(en) < L reflect(ere) (to) bend back . . . .]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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