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 for reflexion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reflection \Re*flec"tion\ (r?*fl?k"sh?n), n. [L. reflexio: cf.
     F. r['e]flexion. See Riflect.] [Written also reflexion.]
     1. The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the
        state of being reflected. Specifically:
        (a) The return of rays, beams, sound, or the like, from a
            surface. See Angle of reflection, below.
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                  The eye sees not itself,
                  But by reflection, by some other things. --Shak.
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        (b) The reverting of the mind to that which has already
            occupied it; continued consideration; meditation;
            contemplation; hence, also, that operation or power of
            the mind by which it is conscious of its own acts or
            states; the capacity for judging rationally,
            especially in view of a moral rule or standard.
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                  By reflection, . . . I would be understood to
                  mean, that notice which the mind takes of its
                  own operations, and the manner of them, by
                  reason whereof there come to be ideas of these
                  operations in the understanding.  --Locke.
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                  This delight grows and improves under thought
                  and reflection.                   --South.
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     2. Shining; brightness, as of the sun. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     3. That which is produced by reflection. Specifically:
        (a) An image given back from a reflecting surface; a
            reflected counterpart.
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                  As the sun water we can bear,
                  Yet not the sun, but his reflection, there.
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        (b) A part reflected, or turned back, at an angle; as, the
            reflection of a membrane.
        (c) Result of meditation; thought or opinion after
            attentive consideration or contemplation; especially,
            thoughts suggested by truth.
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                  Job's reflections on his once flourishing estate
                  did at the same time afflict and encourage him.
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     4. Censure; reproach cast.
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              He died; and oh! may no reflection shed
              Its poisonous venom on the royal dead. --Prior.
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     5. (Physiol.) The transference of an excitement from one
        nerve fiber to another by means of the nerve cells, as in
        reflex action. See Reflex action, under Reflex.
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     Angle of reflection, the angle which anything, as a ray of
        light, on leaving a reflecting surface, makes with the
        perpendicular to the surface.
     Angle of total reflection. (Opt.) Same as Critical angle,
        under Critical.
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     Syn: Meditation; contemplation; rumination; cogitation;
          consideration; musing; thinking.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reflexion \Re*flex"ion\ (-fl?k"sh?n), n.
     See Reflection. --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being
           thrown back from a surface [syn: reflection, reflexion]
      2: expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief";
         "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition" [syn:
         expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion]
      3: a remark expressing careful consideration [syn:
         observation, reflection, reflexion]
      4: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration [syn: contemplation,
         reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing,
      5: the ability to reflect beams or rays [syn: reflection,
         reflexion, reflectivity]
      6: a likeness in which left and right are reversed [syn: mirror
         image, reflection, reflexion]
      7: the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other
         reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the
         mirror" [syn: reflection, reflexion]

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