What is reflection?

  • (noun): A likeness in which left and right are reversed.
    Synonyms: mirror image, reflexion
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reflection:

Lakes Of Titan - History - Observation of Specular Reflections
... Ontario Lacus at an altitude of 1900 km and was able to observe specular reflection in radar observations ... The conclusion drawn from the strength of the reflection was that the lake level did not vary by more than 3 mm over a first Fresnel zone reflecting area only 100 m wide (smoother than ... Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) observed a specular reflection in 5 micron infrared light off a northern hemisphere body of liquid at 71° N, 337° W ...
List Of Talib Kweli Songs - F
... Phil da Agony (The Aromatic Album, 2004) "For Women" by Reflection Eternal (Train of Thought, 2000) "Fortified Live" by Reflection Eternal featuring Mos Def and Mr ... Man (Soundbombing, 1997) "Fortified Live Remix" by Reflection Eternal remixed by Pish Posh featuring Mos Def and Mr ...
Light Extraction In LEDs
... The large index difference makes the reflection quite substantial (per the Fresnel coefficients) ... The reflection is most commonly reduced by using a dome-shaped (half-sphere) package with the diode in the center so that the outgoing light rays strike the surface perpendicularly, at which angle the ... also match the index of the semiconductor, to minimize back-reflection ...
Reflection - Mathematics
... Point reflection, a reflection across a point Reflection (mathematics), a transformation of a space Reflection formula, a relation in a function Reflection group, a group generated by ...
List Of Casper's Scare School Characters - Main Characters - Ra
... convince Ra that he wasn't becoming a vampire when he pointed out Ra still had his reflection in a mirror ... Ra was now convince he was Thatch's mindless minion when he couldn't see his reflection ... He was only able to finally be convince he wasn't a vampire after seeing his reflection in a pool of water inside the caverns ...

More definitions of "reflection":

  • (noun): The image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material).
    Example: "He studied his reflection in the mirror"
    Synonyms: reflexion
  • (noun): (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed.
  • (noun): The phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface.
    Synonyms: reflexion

Famous quotes containing the word reflection:

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