What is reflection?

  • (noun): (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed.
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Reflection - Mathematics
... Point reflection, a reflection across a point Reflection (mathematics), a transformation of a space Reflection formula, a relation in a function Reflection ...
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Lakes Of Titan - History - Observation of Specular Reflections
... over Ontario Lacus at an altitude of 1900 km and was able to observe specular reflection in radar observations ... conclusion drawn from the strength of the reflection was that the lake level did not vary by more than 3 mm over a first Fresnel zone reflecting area only 100 m wide (smoother ... Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) observed a specular reflection in 5 micron infrared light off a northern hemisphere body of liquid at 71° N, 337° W ...

More definitions of "reflection":

  • (noun): The image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material).
    Example: "He studied his reflection in the mirror"
    Synonyms: reflexion
  • (noun): The phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface.
    Synonyms: reflexion

Famous quotes containing the word reflection:

    And since the average lifetime—the relative longevity—is far greater for memories of poetic sensations than for those of heartbreaks, since the very long time that the grief I felt then because of Gilbert, it has been outlived by the pleasure I feel, whenever I wish to read, as in a sort of sundial, the minutes between twelve fifteen and one o’clock, in the month of May, upon remembering myself chatting ... with Madame Swann under the reflection of a cradle of wisteria.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    If the contemplation, even of inanimate beauty, is so delightful; if it ravishes the senses, even when the fair form is foreign to us: What must be the effects of moral beauty? And what influence must it have, when it embellishes our own mind, and is the result of our own reflection and industry?
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner’s visit to Congress—these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)