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mirror image

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noun
  1. an image of an object, plan, person, etc., as it would appear if viewed in a mirror, with right and left reversed.
  2. 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
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Examples from the Web for mirror image

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Historical Examples

  • There was even one letter 'o' which appeared to be upside down, or, perhaps, a mirror-image.

    'A Comedy of Errors' in Seven Acts

    Spokeshave (AKA Old Fogy)

  • I could see in the mirror-image, behind Dud's head the outlines of the little public cubby from which he was calling.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings

  • These he observed to be of two kinds differing in form as a right glove from a left, or as an object from its mirror-image.


British Dictionary definitions for mirror image

mirror image

noun
  1. an image as observed in a mirror
  2. 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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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