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noun reflection pronunciation in British English /rɪˈflekʃ(ə)n/
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pluralreflections
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  1. 1
    [countable] an image that you see when you look in a mirror or other shiny surface
    reflection in: Anna stared at her reflection in the hall mirror.
    reflection of: We could see the reflection of clouds on the water.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] careful thought about something
    After a period of reflection, Russell decided to leave.
    on/upon reflection (=after thinking about something carefully): At the time I thought I was right, but on reflection I think perhaps I wasn’t.
  3. 3
    [countable] something that clearly shows something
    reflection of: Your choice of clothes is a reflection of your personality.
    true/accurate reflection: The play isn’t a true reflection of Roman times.

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