reflected light


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re·flect·ed light

light directed backward from a mirror.

reflected light

Light rays thrown back by an illuminated object such as a mirror.
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Suppose these antiquities should cast a reflected light of old age upon herself?
At this door, in the embrasure of which he was leaning, he saw, standing out strongly, a figure with a brown and lofty countenance, an aquiline nose, a stern but brilliant eye, gray and long hair, a black mustache, the true type of military beauty, whose gorget, more sparkling than a mirror, broke all the reflected lights which concentrated upon it, and sent them back as lightning.
In a few moments all the stars came out above the intense blackness of the earth and the great lagoon gleaming suddenly with reflected lights resembled an oval patch of night sky flung down into the hopeless and abysmal night of the wilderness.
She had forgotten how splendid the great waterway looked on a clear, hot summer evening, and how the sense of floating between marble palaces and reflected lights disposed the mind to sympathetic talk.
In another rendition of this technique, the hologram element appears as a continuous image when viewed in reflected light, but when viewed in transmitted light a registered image appears in the window.
Contract notice: Universal microscope for observation in transmitted and reflected light.
Reflected light winks off the strip, then the lip rolls up like a window shade, going dark for an instant before unfurling again.
1 : a faint, soft, or reflected light <the first gleam of dawn>
At the same time, the reflected light and heat from the wall behind them provided a measure of insurance against winter cold.
Otherwise, the absence of reflected light on one side would give the object away.
Using computer graphics, the company examined how the color of reflected light changes facial impressions.
The display reflects ambient light passing through the LCD cell and employs the reflected light as its illumination.