'Reflecting' definitions:

Definition of 'reflecting'

(from WordNet)
Causing reflection or having a device that reflects; "a reflecting microscope"

Definition of 'Reflecting'

  • Reflecting \Re*flect"ing\, a.
  • 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Reflecting'

  • Reflect \Re*flect"\ (r?*fl?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Reflecting.] [L. reflectere, reflexum; pref. re- re- + flectere to bend or turn. See Flexible, and cf. Reflex, v.]
  • 1. To bend back; to give a backwa?d turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat. [1913 Webster]
  • Let me mind the reader to reflect his eye on our quotations. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
  • Bodies close together reflect their own color. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror. [1913 Webster]
  • Nature is the glass reflecting God, As by the sea reflected is the sun. --Young. [1913 Webster]