A change in direction of light or other energy wave*s when they encounter surfaces. For light rays reflecting off of a flat surface, the law of reflection states that the angle of reflection* is equal to the angle of incidence.

Reflection is one of the three things that can occur when a light ray encounters an interface between two media. The other two things that can occur are that the energy can transmit into the new medium or be absorbed.

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