reflection


reflection
n.
criticism

1) a reflection on (this is no reflection on your qualifications)

meditation, thought

2) quiet; serious; sober reflection

3) reflection on (reflections on the war)

4) after, on reflection (on further reflection she saw her mistake)

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[rɪ'flekʃ(ə)n]
sober reflection
on reflection (on further reflection she saw her mistake)
['meditation, thought'] quiet
['criticism'] a reflection on (this is no reflection on your qualifications)
reflection on (reflections on the war)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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