reflecting

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈflɛktɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: re‧flect‧ing

Verb[edit]

reflecting

  1. present participle of reflect

Noun[edit]

reflecting (plural reflectings)

  1. An instance of reflection

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

reflecting (comparative more reflecting, superlative most reflecting)

  1. That has been reflected (of light, sound etc.); undergoing reflection. [from 16th c.]
  2. That reflects. [from 16th c.]
    a reflecting pool
  3. Having a component that reflects light. [from 17th c.]
    a reflecting telescope
  4. Given to introspection; thoughtful, reflective. [from 17th c.]
  5. (obsolete) Insulting, disparaging. [17th–19th c.]
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 52:
      I know what you mean, little reflecting fool, by saying, it is much in my power […] to give you that peace which you can give yourself whenever you please.

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