The notion of reflection is considered in the setting of multisorted algebras. The Galois connection induced by the satisfaction relation between multisorted algebras and minor identities provides a characterization of reflection-closed varieties: a variety of multisorted algebras is reflection-closed if and only if it is definable by minor identities. Minor-equational theories of multisorted algebras are described by explicit closure conditions. It is also observed that nontrivial varieties of multisorted algebras of a non-composable type are reflection-closed.

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