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Luminesce vs. Reflect — What's the Difference?

Luminesce vs. Reflect — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Luminesce and Reflect

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Luminesce

To be or become luminescent.

Reflect

To throw or bend back (light or sound, for example) from a surface.

Luminesce

(intransitive) To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent.
Phosphorus will only begin to luminesce at a certain small pressure of oxygen.

Reflect

To give back or show an image of (an object); mirror.

Luminesce

Be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence
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Reflect

To make apparent; express or manifest
Her work reflects intelligence.

Reflect

To bring as a consequence
The victory reflects credit on the coach.

Reflect

(Archaic) To bend back.

Reflect

To be bent or thrown back
Her voice reflected off the canyon walls.

Reflect

To give something back, as light or sound
A shiny surface that reflects well.

Reflect

To give evidence of the characteristics or qualities of someone or something
That student's performance reflects well on the whole school.

Reflect

To bring blame or discredit
Hasty preparation of the report will reflect on you.

Reflect

To think seriously.

Reflect

To express carefully considered thoughts
In the essay, he reflects on his career.

Reflect

(transitive) To bend back (light, etc.) from a surface.
A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.

Reflect

(intransitive) To be bent back (light, etc.) from a surface.
The moonlight reflected from the surface of water.

Reflect

(transitive) To mirror, or show the image of something.
The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.

Reflect

(intransitive) To be mirrored.
His image reflected from the shop window as he walked past.

Reflect

(transitive) To agree with; to closely follow.
Entries in English dictionaries aim to reflect common usage.

Reflect

(transitive) To give evidence of someone's or something's character etc.
The team's victory reflects the Captain's abilities.
The teacher's ability reflects well on the school.

Reflect

(intransitive) To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences.

Reflect

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.
Bodies close together reflect their own color.

Reflect

To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
Nature is the glass reflecting God,As by the sea reflected is the sun.

Reflect

To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.

Reflect

To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
Whose virtues will, I hope,Reflect on Rome, as Titan's rays on earth.

Reflect

To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.
We can not be said to reflect upon any external object, except so far as that object has been previously perceived, and its image become part and parcel of our intellectual furniture.
All men are concious of the operations of their own minds, at all times, while they are awake, but there few who reflect upon them, or make them objects of thought.
As I much reflected, much I mourned.

Reflect

To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.
Errors of wives reflect on husbands still.
Neither do I reflect in the least upon the memory of his late majesty.

Reflect

Manifest or bring back;
This action reflects his true beliefs

Reflect

To throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface);
A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes
Sound is reflected well in this auditorium

Reflect

Reflect deeply on a subject;
I mulled over the events of the afternoon
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

Reflect

Be bright by reflecting or casting light;
Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

Reflect

Give evidence of a certain behavior;
His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him

Reflect

Give evidence of the quality of;
The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student

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