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Luminesce vs. Reflect

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Luminesceverb

(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.’;

Reflectverb

(transitive) To bend back (light, etc.) from a surface.

‘A mirror reflects the light that shines on it.’;

Luminesceverb

be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence

Reflectverb

(intransitive) To be bent back (light, etc.) from a surface.

‘The moonlight reflected from the surface of water.’;

Reflectverb

(transitive) To mirror, or show the image of something.

‘The shop window reflected his image as he walked past.’;

Reflectverb

(intransitive) To be mirrored.

‘His image reflected from the shop window as he walked past.’;

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Reflectverb

(transitive) To agree with; to closely follow.

‘Entries in English dictionaries aim to reflect common usage.’;

Reflectverb

(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.’;

Reflectverb

(intransitive) To think seriously; to ponder or consider.

‘People do that sort of thing every day, without ever stopping to reflect on the consequences.’;

Reflectverb

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.’;

Reflectverb

To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.

‘Nature is the glass reflecting God,As by the sea reflected is the sun.’;

Reflectverb

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

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Reflectverb

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.’;

Reflectverb

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.’;

Reflectverb

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.’;

Reflectverb

manifest or bring back;

‘This action reflects his true beliefs’;

Reflectverb

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’;

Reflectverb

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’;

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Reflectverb

be bright by reflecting or casting light;

‘Drive carefully--the wet road reflects’;

Reflectverb

give evidence of a certain behavior;

‘His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him’;

Reflectverb

give evidence of the quality of;

‘The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student’;

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