This is the dictionary definition of “reflecting”, according to dictionary.com
–verb (used with object)
1.to cast back (light, heat, sound, etc.) from a surface: Themirror reflected the light onto the wall.
2.to give back or show an image of; mirror.
3.(of an act or its result) to serve to cast or bring (credit,discredit, etc.) on its performer.
4.to reproduce; show: followers reflecting the views of the leader.
5.to throw or cast back; cause to return or rebound: Herbitterness reflects gloom on all her family.
–verb (used without object)
6.to be turned or cast back, as light.
7.to cast back light, heat, etc.
8.to be reflected or mirrored.
9.to give back or show an image.
10.to think, ponder, or meditate: to reflect on one’s virtues andfaults.
11.to serve or tend to bring reproach or discredit by association:His crimes reflected on the whole community.
12.to serve to give a particular aspect or impression: The test reflects well on your abilities
Reflection in a physical sense can cast back these things according to my research.
Light travels in a straight line until it hits an object, the object then reflects the light into our eyes. The object also absorbs some light. Objects that are shiny (metal) reflect light better than dull objects. Smooth, flat mirrors reflect light at the same angle as the light hits them so we can see reflections. For example, when I was finding examples of “reflecting” on the line, I saw light from the sun reflecting off car windows, rocks and broken glass.
There is a law of the reflection of sound. It cannot reflect off transparent things. The reflected waves can interfere with incident waves, producing patterns of constructive and destructive interference. This can lead to resonances called standing waves. It also means that the sound intensity near a hard surface is intensified because the reflected wave adds to the incident wave.
our eyes and brain translate light into color. In our eyes there are light receptors that transmit messages to the brain which produce the sensations of color. Color is not inherent in objects, when light is shined on an object, the object absorbs all the colors except the one it reflects. Therefore we only see the colored light the object reflects. The object looks white to use when it reflects all light colors, and black when it doesn’t reflect any (darkness).
If an object is in front of a reflective surface, it can be reflected off of it. For example, a person(object) can stand in front of a mirror (reflective surface) and the image can be reflected back into the persons eyes, so the person feels like they are staring at themselves, when they are actually just staring at an image of themselves
Reflecting is a non-physical way( reflecting is usually a verb, when talking about non-physical reflecting) Here are the different ways of reflecting
Reflection is to look back on something and to re-evaluate, to ponder something, not necessarily intending to criticize it. “After I reflected on my semester, I realized I need to spend more time studying). In psychology, The term “introspection” is a term for self reflection.
Reflection is to take something and reproduce on other individual, or individuals (for example the leaders actions reflect on the follower)
Reflection is also seeing an effect of something (the bad teaching skills of the teacher reflect in the students test grades)
Reflection- Is the title of several different songs by Christina Aguilera, a German thrash metal band, A Finnish Gothic metal band and an album by Pentagle. It is also the title of an episode of power rangers.
Source for definition- www.dictionary.com and www.wikipedia.com