Reflection vs Reflexivity - What's the difference?

reflection | reflexivity |


As nouns the difference between reflection and reflexivity

is that reflection is the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected while reflexivity is the condition or state of being reflexive.

reflection

English

Alternative forms

* reflexion

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
  • The property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror).
  • Something, such as an image, that is reflected.
  • (senseid) Careful thought or consideration.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond, his grandfather's darling, after one thoughtful glance cast under his lashes at that uncompromising countenance appeared to lose himself in his own reflections .}}
  • An implied criticism.
  • (label) The process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time.
  • Derived terms

    * reflectional * reflectionless * self-reflection

    See also

    * refraction * diffraction

    reflexivity

    English

    Noun

    (reflexivities)
  • The condition or state of being reflexive.