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English noun: reflexion

1. reflexion (phenomenon) the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface


Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)flare, interreflection, virtual image, zodiacal light

2. reflexion (communication) expression without words

SamplesTears are an expression of grief.
The pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition.

Synonymsexpression, manifestation, reflection

Broader (hypernym)demo, demonstration

Narrower (hyponym)act, blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush, lamentation, mourning, outburst

3. reflexion (communication) a remark expressing careful consideration

Synonymsobservation, reflection

Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark

Instance hyponymParkinson's law, Parkinson's law

4. reflexion (cognition) a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

Synonymscontemplation, musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness

Broader (hypernym)consideration

Narrower (hyponym)cogitation, introspection, meditation, meditation, retrospect, self-contemplation, self-examination, speculation, study

5. reflexion (attribute) the ability to reflect beams or rays

Synonymsreflection, reflectivity

Broader (hypernym)physical property

Narrower (hyponym)echo, echo, replication, reverberation, sound reflection

6. reflexion (attribute) a likeness in which left and right are reversed

Synonymsmirror image, reflection

Broader (hypernym)alikeness, likeness, similitude

7. reflexion (artifact) the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

SamplesHe studied his reflection in the mirror.


Broader (hypernym)icon, ikon, image, picture

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