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TOEFL BNC: 3018 COCA: 2757


reflection noun
or chiefly British reflexion /rɪˈflɛkʃən/
plural reflections
or chiefly British reflexion /rɪˈflɛkʃən/
plural reflections
Learner's definition of REFLECTION
[count] : an image that is seen in a mirror or on a shiny surface(镜子或光滑表面上的)映象
[count] : something that shows the effect, existence, or character of something else反映;显示often + of
[singular] : something that causes people to disapprove of a person or thing不光彩的事;丢脸+ on or upon
[noncount] : careful thought about something深思;认真思考
[count] : an opinion that you form or a remark that you make after carefully thinking about something(认真思考后的)想法,意见usually plural通常用复数
TOEFL BNC: 3018 COCA: 2757



re·​flec·​tion ri-ˈflek-shən How to pronounce reflection (audio)
: an instance of reflecting
especially : the return of light or sound waves from a surface
: the production of an image by or as if by a mirror
: the action of bending or folding back
: a reflected part : fold
: something produced by reflecting: such as
: an image given back by a reflecting surface
: an effect produced by an influence
the high crime rate is a reflection of our violent society
: an often obscure or indirect criticism : reproach
a reflection on his character
: a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation
: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose
obsolete : turning back : return
: a transformation of a figure in which each point is replaced by a point symmetric with respect to a line or plane
: a transformation that involves reflection in more than one axis of a rectangular coordinate system
ri-ˈflek-shnəl How to pronounce reflection (audio)


Example Sentences

She was looking at her reflection in the mirror. He saw the reflections of the clouds on the lake.
Recent Examples on the Web That’s partly a reflection of global trends, as competition among domestic and international streaming platforms continues to drive demand for new content. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 15 Sep. 2022 That’s just a reflection of the number of different phenomena in the world right now and the level of complexity that businesses are managing through. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2022 At the school board meeting last week, President Brenda Wolff acknowledged that the initial document uploaded online was not a correct reflection of how the school system procured the contract. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2022 This is more a reflection of QB Dak Prescott likely missing the next 6-8 weeks, but Lamb was quiet against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even when Prescott was on the field, catching just two passes for 29 yards. Tony Holm, USA TODAY, 13 Sep. 2022 Based on the playwright’s extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 12 Sep. 2022 The first bill, the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, would update the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to ensure the electoral votes Congress tallies are an accurate reflection of each state’s presidential vote. Nolan D. Mccaskill, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 The break from tradition was a remarkable reflection of the antipathy between the two men. Robin Pogrebin, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Sep. 2022 The British pound slid to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since 1985, a reflection of the U.K. economy’s dire economic situation. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, 4 Sep. 2022 See More

Word History


Middle English, alteration of reflexion, from Late Latin reflexion-, reflexio act of bending back, from Latin reflectere

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reflection was in the 14th century
TOEFL BNC: 3018 COCA: 2757


1image in a mirror, etc.影像ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | REFLECTION + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEclear清晰的影像dim, faint朦朧的影像blurred, distorted模糊的/扭曲的影像VERB + REFLECTIONcatch, 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 + VERBlook...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。PREPOSITIONin 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


2sending light/heat/sound back from a surface反射光、熱或聲ADJECTIVE | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEheat, light, sound熱反射;光反射;回聲PREPOSITIONreflection from從⋯反射There is reflection of heat from the metal surface.金屬表面反射傳導熱。PHRASESthe angle of reflection反射角


3indication/description of sth跡象;描述ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEaccurate, 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 + REFLECTIONgive (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。PREPOSITIONreflection 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。


4careful thought about sth仔細考慮ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | REFLECTION + VERB | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEcareful, 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 + REFLECTIONencourage, 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 + VERBshow 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。PREPOSITIONafter 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。PHRASESa 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


5written or spoken thoughts about sth想法ADJECTIVE | VERB + REFLECTION | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEinteresting令人關注的見解poignant尖銳的觀點brief簡明的觀點VERB + REFLECTIONhave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。PREPOSITIONreflection 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。

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