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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. 2018.
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  • Like seeing one's mirror image start moving about independently.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • 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
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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