• An automatic response to a simple stimulus which does not require mental processing.
  • The descendant of an earlier language element, such as a word or phoneme, in a daughter language.
  • The descendant of anything from an earlier time, such as a cultural myth.
  • Reflection or an image produced by reflection. The light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade.


  • Bent, turned back or reflected.
  • Produced automatically by a stimulus.
  • Having greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees.
  • Illuminated by light reflected from another part of the same picture.



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  • From Late Latin reflexus, past participle of reflectere. Photography sense is from noun sense meaning “reflection”.

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