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mirror image

an image of an object, plan, person, etc., as it would appear if viewed in a mirror, with right and left reversed.
an object having a spatial arrangement that corresponds to that of another object except that the right-to-left sense on one object corresponds to the left-to-right sense on the other.
Origin of mirror image
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Capgras is the mirror image, I guess: a failure to react emotionally to familiar faces.

    The Capgras Shift Sam Vaknin
  • He was probably also the most Campbellian; his self-reliant man is almost a mirror image of Campbell's "Citizen."

    Uller Uprising Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  • Consequently, Bulgarian foreign policy has been a mirror image of Soviet policy.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Like seeing one's mirror image start moving about independently.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for mirror image

mirror image

an image as observed in a mirror
an object that corresponds to another object in the same way as it would correspond to its image in a mirror
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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