reflecting

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

reflecting

  1. present participle of reflect

NounEdit

reflecting (plural reflectings)

  1. An instance of reflection
    • 1946, Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan
      The Hall of Spiders yawned and shrank, the threads deceiving the eye, the distances, shifting, surging forward or crumbling away, to the illusory reflectings of the moon.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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