reflection

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(physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium absorption
(mathematics) a transformation that is a combination of single transformations such as translation or rotation or reflection on an axis affine transformation
mountain reflection alpenglow
any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy) automatism
(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane balance , correspondence , symmetricalness , symmetry
faint spot of light in the night sky that appears directly opposite the position of the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space counterglow , gegenschein
deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems electronic jamming , jam , jamming
am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection) flare
trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection impulsiveness
reciprocal reflection between two reflecting surfaces interreflection
(from the Sanskrit word for `reflection' or `interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads Mimamsa
faithful depiction or reflection mirror
moonlight on water, reflection of moonglade
(Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection Narcissus
shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere skip distance
instrument that uses the differential transmission and reflection of ultrasonic waves in order to provide an image of a bodily organ sonograph
luminous tract in the sky; a reflection of sunlight from cosmic dust in the plane of the ecliptic; visible just before sunrise and just after sunset zodiacal light
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