She was looking at her reflection in the mirror. He saw the reflections of the clouds on the lake.
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Middle English, alteration of reflexion, from Late Latin reflexion-, reflexio act of bending back, from Latin reflectere
1image in a mirror, etc.影像ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | REFLECTION + VERB | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤clear清晰的影像▸➤dim, faint朦朧的影像▸➤blurred, distorted模糊的／扭曲的影像VERB + REFLECTION➤catch, catch a glimpse of, catch sight of, glimpse, see瞥見影像；看到影像◇I caught his reflection in the window. 我瞥見了他在窗戶上的影像。◇He caught sight of her reflection in the window. 他瞥見了她在窗戶上的影像。➤glance at, look at迅速瞥一眼影像；看影像▸➤gaze at, stare at, watch凝視影像；注視影像▸➤admire, examine, inspect, study欣賞／端詳／審視／細看影像◇She caught him admiring his reflection in the mirror. 她瞥見他對着鏡子自我欣賞。➤show顯示影像◇The mirror showed her reflection. 鏡子裏顯示出她的影像。REFLECTION + VERB➤look...影像看起來⋯◇Her reflection in the mirror looked distorted. 她在鏡子裏的模樣看起來變形了。➤appear影像顯現◇Kyle's reflection appears in the glass. 凱爾的影像出現在鏡子裏。➤stare (back)影像回視◇My reflection stared back at me. 我的影像回視着我。PREPOSITION➤in a/the reflection在影像中◇In the reflection on the glass door he could see the class behind him. 從玻璃門上他可以看到身後整個班級的影像。➤reflection in在⋯中的影像◇I saw my reflection in the polished marble. 在光亮的大理石上，我看到了自己的倒影。➤reflection on在⋯上的影像◇the reflection of the mountains on the calm waters of the lake 平靜湖水中群山的倒影reflection
2sending light/heat/sound back from a surface反射光、熱或聲ADJECTIVE | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤heat, light, sound熱反射；光反射；回聲PREPOSITION➤reflection from從⋯反射◇There is reflection of heat from the metal surface. 金屬表面反射傳導熱。PHRASES➤the angle of reflection反射角reflection
3indication/description of sth跡象；描述ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤accurate, fair, good, perfect, true精確的／合理的／良好的／完美的／真實的反映▸➤inadequate不充分的反映▸➤mere, pale僅有的／蒼白的反映◇This account is only a pale reflection of the true state of affairs. 這一報道蒼白無力，沒有反映事態的真實面貌。➤poor, sad糟糕的／悲哀的反映◇The movie is a poor reflection of Kerouac's work. 這部電影沒有很好地再現凱魯亞克的作品。➤direct, simple直接反映；簡單的體現◇Young people's conduct is a direct reflection of adults'. 年輕人的行為是成年人行為的直接反映。➤clear清楚的反映◇This was a clear reflection of Marc's personality. 這清楚地反映了馬克的個性。VERB + REFLECTION➤give (sb), provide（向某人）反映出；予以反映◇Such studies do not give a true reflection of population needs. 這類研究不能真實反映出大眾的需求。PREPOSITION➤reflection of, reflection on, reflection upon對⋯的反映◇His low level of performance is no reflection on his general ability. 他的不佳表現沒有反映出他的正常水平。reflection
4careful thought about sth仔細考慮ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | REFLECTION + VERB | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤careful, deep, mature, profound, serious, sober縝密的思考；深思；熟慮；深入的思考；認真的思考▸➤further進一步反思▸➤quiet靜思▸➤personal自我反省➤thoughtful沉思◇Such decisions may be made after thoughtful reflection. 這種決定可能會在深思後作出。➤critical, ethical, moral, philosophical, spiritual, theological, theoretical批判性的思考；倫理思考；道德思考；哲學思考；精神反思；神學思考；理論思考VERB + REFLECTION➤encourage, invite, prompt, stimulate鼓勵反思；引起反思；激起反思◇Teachers should encourage reflection on the part of their students. 教師應該鼓勵學生進行反思。REFLECTION + VERB➤show sb/sth思考顯示⋯◇A moment's reflection will show you that that can't be true. 稍加思考，你就會發現這不可能是真的。PREPOSITION➤after reflection, on reflection, upon reflection考慮後◇On further reflection, I'm not so sure it's a good idea. 再仔細一想，我真不敢肯定這是個好主意了。➤reflection about, reflection on, reflection upon關於⋯的思考◇The party needs a period of sober reflection about what went wrong. 該黨需要一段時間來認真反省，看看到底什麼地方出了問題。PHRASES➤a moment of reflection, a moment's reflection稍加考慮➤a period of reflection思考期▸➤a period for reflection, time for reflection反思階段；思考時間reflection
5written or spoken thoughts about sth想法ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤interesting令人關注的見解▸➤poignant尖銳的觀點➤brief簡明的觀點VERB + REFLECTION➤have有見解➤offer提出見解◇They took a few minutes to offer their personal reflections. 他們花了幾分鐘提出他們的個人想法。PREPOSITION➤reflection about, reflection on, reflection upon關於⋯的見解◇She has some interesting reflections about the spiritual state of the country. 她對這個國家的精神狀態有些值得思考的見解。