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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reflect  \Re*flect"\  (r?*fl?kt"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Reflected};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reflecting}.]  [L.  reflectere 
  reflexum  pref.  re-  re-  +  flectere  to  bend  or  turn.  See 
  {Flexible},  and  cf  {Reflex},  v.] 
  1.  To  bend  back  to  give  a  backwa?d  turn  to  to  throw  back 
  especially,  to  cause  to  return  after  striking  upon  any 
  surface;  as  a  mirror  reflects  rays  of  light;  polished 
  metals  reflect  heat. 
  Let  me  mind  the  reader  to  reflect  his  eye  on  our 
  quotations.  --Fuller. 
  Bodies  close  together  reflect  their  own  color. 
  2.  To  give  back  an  image  or  likeness  of  to  mirror. 
  Nature  is  the  glass  reflecting  God,  As  by  the  sea 
  reflected  is  the  sun.  --Young. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reflecting  \Re*flect"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Throwing  back  light,  heat,  etc.,  as  a  mirror  or  other 
  2.  Given  to  reflection  or  serious  consideration;  reflective; 
  contemplative;  as  a  reflecting  mind. 
  {Reflecting  circle},  an  astronomical  instrument  for  measuring 
  angless,  like  the  sextant  or  Hadley's  quadrant,  by  the 
  reflection  of  light  from  two  plane  mirrors  which  it 
  carries,  and  differing  from  the  sextant  chiefly  in  having 
  an  entire  circle. 
  {Reflecting  galvanometer},  a  galvanometer  in  which  the 
  deflections  of  the  needle  are  read  by  means  of  a  mirror 
  attached  to  it  which  reflects  a  ray  of  light  or  the  image 
  of  a  scale;  --  called  also  {mirror  galvanometer}. 
  {Reflecting  goniometer}.  See  under  {Goniometer}. 
  {Reflecting  telescope}.  See  under  {Telescope}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  causing  reflection  or  having  a  device  that  reflects;  "a 
  reflecting  microscope" 

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