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.

Nearby words

  1. mirror,
  2. mirror ball,
  3. mirror canon,
  4. mirror carp,
  5. mirror finish,
  6. mirror lens,
  7. mirror plant,
  8. mirror site,
  9. mirror speech,
  10. mirror symmetry

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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