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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·flect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Reflecting.]
 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.
    Let me mind the reader to reflect his eye on our quotations.   --Fuller.
    Bodies close together reflect their own color.   --Dryden.
 2. To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
 Nature is the glass reflecting God,
 As by the sea reflected is the sun.   --Young.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing reflection or having a device that reflects; "a
            reflecting microscope"