mirror image


noun

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.

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Origin of mirror image

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for mirror image

mirror image

noun

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
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