|—vb (usually foll by on)|
|1.||to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which light, other electromagnetic radiation, sound, particles, etc, are thrown back after impinging on a surface|
|2.||(of a mirror, etc) to form an image of (something) by reflection|
|3.||(tr) to show or express: his tactics reflect his desire for power|
|4.||(tr) to bring as a consequence: the success of the project reflected great credit on all the staff|
|7.||to think, meditate, or ponder|
|[C15: from Latin reflectere to bend back, from |
reflect re·flect (rĭ-flěkt')
v. re·flect·ed, re·flect·ing, re·flects
To bend back.
To throw or bend back light, heat, or sound from a surface.
To think seriously.
To send back a motor impulse in response to a sensory stimulus.