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Meaning of REFLECTING

Pronunciation:  rufl'ekting

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  causing reflection or having a device that reflects; "a reflecting microscope"
 

REFLECTING is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: reflective
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*flect"ing\, a.
1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other
   surface.

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}.

 

 

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