reflect on (third-person singular simple present reflects on, present participle reflecting on, simple past and past participle reflected on)
- (transitive) To think carefully about (something), and give it due consideration.
- (transitive, computing) To access details of (a data type, etc.) at run-time using reflection.
- 1999, Sheng Liang, The Java Native Interface
- It is sometimes useful to be able to reflect on class or interface types in native code as well.
- 2001, Jørgen Lindskov Knudsen, ECOOP 2001 - Object-oriented Programming: 15th European Conference
- Load-time MOPs reflect on the bytecode and make use of a modified class loader.
- 2005, Eric Gunnerson, Nick Wienholt, Anders Hejlsberg, A Programmer's Introduction to C# 2.0
- To define attribute classes and reflect on them at runtime, you have to consider a few more issues.
- To give an impression of (used with an adverb).
- The recent spate of vandalism by pupils does not reflect well on the school.