Definition of Reflecting

1. Adjective. Causing reflection or having a device that reflects. "A reflecting microscope"

Similar to: Reflective

Definition of Reflecting

1. a. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface.

Definition of Reflecting

1. Verb. (present participle of reflect) ¹

2. Noun. Action of the verb ''to reflect''. ¹

3. Adjective. That reflects. ¹

4. Adjective. That utilizes reflection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reflecting

1. reflect [v] - See also: reflect

Medical Definition of Reflecting

1. 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 Goniometer. Reflecting telescope. See Telescope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reflecting

reflect on
reflect upon
reflectance
reflectances
reflectancies
reflectancy
reflected
reflected colours
reflected light
reflected ray
reflectent
reflecter
reflectible
reflectin
reflecting microscope
reflecting retinoscope
reflecting telescope
reflecting telescopes
reflectingly
reflectings
reflection
reflection X-ray microscopy
reflection coefficient
reflection factor
reflection nebula
reflection nebulae
reflection nebulas
reflectional

Literary usage of Reflecting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"Reflecting Ophthalmoscope.—MR. JZ LAURENCE has lately invented a reflecting ... With regard to the " reflecting ophthalmoscope," Mr. Laurence stated that it ..."

2. The Production of Elliptic Interferences in Relation to Interferometry by Carl Barus, Maxwell Barus (1912)
"ELLIPTIC INTERFERENCES WITH Reflecting GRATINGS. 51. First method.—There are two or three typical cases in the use of reflecting gratings for the production ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Heat by Balfour Stewart (1888)
"M. Jamin has shewn that if we take certain elementary rays, or, which is the same thing, a certain small portion of the spectrum, the reflecting power of ..."

4. A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy: Embracing the General by William Chauvenet (1874)
"The prismatic reflecting circle, ... differs from the simple reflecting circle (Art. 106) by the substitution of a glass prism for the horizon glass, ..."

5. An Elementary Treatise on Heat by Balfour Stewart (1888)
"M. Jamin has shewn that if we take certain elementary rays, or, which is the same thing, a certain small portion of the spectrum, the reflecting power of ..."

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