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Thank you for the question.  Reflection refers to the phenomenon of energy travelling in waves (light, sound, heat, etc)  toward a relatively solid object.  The portion of energy that doesn't penetrate, or travel through is said to be reflected from that object.  The face you see in a mirror is...

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Thank you for the question.  Reflection refers to the phenomenon of energy travelling in waves (light, sound, heat, etc)  toward a relatively solid object.  The portion of energy that doesn't penetrate, or travel through is said to be reflected from that object.  The face you see in a mirror is a reflection.  Refraction occurs when energy passes through an object and is separated into different wave lengths.  Light passing trhough a prism produces a spectrum of colors.  water waves striking the shore at an angle produce a refraction pattern on the sand. Sunlight through a window is refracted.

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