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reflected in (something)

1. Literally, shown as a duplicate image on a reflective surface. The mountain was perfectly reflected in the crystal-clear lake. The entire street was reflected in the office building's mirror-like windows.
2. Displayed by or shown in the results or outcome of something. I hope all our hard work is reflected in good sales of the new product. The extra hours you worked will be reflected in your paycheck this month.
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reflect (up)on (something)

1. Literally, to be displayed as a duplicate light or image on something. Technically, moonlight is just sunlight that bounces off the moon and is reflected on the Earth. Though his back was to me, I could see his worried face reflected on the small pool of water.
2. To consider or think back on something with close or careful attention. Stuck in bed with a broken leg, all I could do was reflect on the accident that put me there. After coming to terms with not getting the promotion, Janet reflected upon her boss's criticism and vowed to improve her work.
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reflect on (someone something)

To stand as evidence of someone's or something's qualities or merits. The principal seems more concerned that the incident will reflect poorly on the school, as opposed to whether anyone was hurt. Your poise under pressure really reflects on your ability as a leader.
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bathe in reflected glory

To gain fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. It's tough bathing in the reflected glory of my sister, the world-renowned singer, when I want to have my own singing career.
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bask in reflected glory

To gain fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. It's tough basking in the reflected glory of my sister, the world-renowned singer, when I want to have my own singing career.
See also: bask, glory, reflect

reflect (back) (up)on someone or something

to remember or think about someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) When I reflect back on the years I spent with my parents, I think I had a good childhood. I like to reflect on my great-grandmother.
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reflect credit (up)on someone or something

[for some act] to bring credit to someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Your efforts really reflect credit upon you. Mary's success really reflected credit on the quality of her education.
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reflected in something

 
1. Lit. [of something] mirrored in something, such as a mirror, water, ice, etc. His image was reflected in the mirror, giving him a good view of his sunburn. When the hermit's image was reflected in the pool, he was amazed.
2. Fig. [of something] shown in a result. The extra charges will be reflected in next month's bill. I do not understand all the charges that are reflected in my statement.
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reflect on

1. Consider or think carefully about, as in She reflected on her country's role in history. [c. 1600] A closely related phrase is on due reflection, meaning "after careful consideration." For example, On due reflection I decided to vote for the incumbent.
2. reflect on one. Give evidence of one's qualities, as in The hasty preparation of this report will reflect on you. [Second half of 1600s]
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reflect well, badly, etc. on somebody/something

make somebody/something appear to be good, bad, etc. to other people: This incident reflects badly on everyone involved.

bathe/bask in reflected ˈglory

get attention and fame not because of something you have done but through the success of somebody else connected to you: She wasn’t happy to bathe in the reflected glory of her daughter’s success, as she wanted to succeed on her own.
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reflect on

or reflect upon
v.
1. To think carefully about something: He sat in the garden and reflected on what he had just read.
2. To express carefully considered thoughts about something: In the essay, she reflects on her long career and offers advice for young writers.
3. To give evidence of the characteristics or qualities of someone or something: The student's performance reflects well on the whole school. Hasty preparation of the report will reflect badly on you.
4. To appear as a reflected image on some surface: The trees are reflecting on the water.
5. To cause something to appear as a reflected image on some surface: The window reflected wavy lines on the floor.
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P4 produces outputs caused by the reflected power at P2 less coupling and the forward power at P1 less isolation.
Measured Reflected Power = Main Reflected Power + Directivity Reflected Power Measured Forward Power = Main Forward Power + Directivity Forward Power
Combining the main reflected power with the directivity reflected power cannot be done by simple addition, but rather the powers must be converted to voltages that are combined using vector math.
VSWR and return loss both are complex ratios of forward and reflected power.
For example, with a forward power of 100 W and reflected power of 4 W,
The promptness of this adjustment likely reflected a combination of factors.
This increase reflected the fourth-quarter rise in defense purchases to support operations in the Persian Gulf, as well as increases over the year in such nondefense programs as law enforcement, space exploration, and health research.
Most of this improvement reflected unilateral transfers associated with Operation Desert Storm: The fourth-quarter deficit was boosted by a grant from the U.
The steep decline in construction employment likely reflected the unusually sharp falloff in office and other commercial construction, which compounded the normal cyclical contraction in residential building.
The consumer price index for items other than food and energy rose sharply during January and February, but the jumps in those months reflected a number of one-time or transitory increases.
A portion of the 1989 growth in commercial bank retail deposits reflected funds transferred out of or diverted from savings and loan institutions.
As in 1987, much of the high level reflected provisioning against loans to developing countries.
The regional pattern of loss provisioning was reflected in the profitability of banks by Federal Reserve District (chart 5).
This development reflected not only a steep rise in charge-offs of loans to developing countries but also increased charge-offs against real estate and consumer loans, as well as loans to depository institutions.
Growth in cash flow reflected the Company's proportionate interest in deferred tax provisions from Network TEN, as determined for their fiscal year ending in June 1997.