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From Late Latin reflexiō; the variant spelling reflection is due to influence from correction.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈflɛkʃ(ə)n/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ref‧lex‧ion
  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən


reflexion (countable and uncountable, plural reflexions)

  1. Dated spelling of reflection.
    • 1684 John Goodman, A Winter-Evening Conference between neighbours
      Now, I say, why Time should be so burthensome to such as these, or what should betray them to such infrugal Expences of it, I can give no account without making severe Reflexions on their Discretion.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      He gets off the train, determined not to leave town after all. But a little further reflexion shows him the folly of such a course.

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