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mirror image

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
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples for mirror image
  • As you note, his left hand is raised to appear as an oath in the mirror image.
  • The images formed by the mirror image are a reflection of relationship between people on stage.
  • So this is sort of the mirror image of offering tax credits to companies when they hire.
  • The long day closed, in other words, on a mirror image of its beginning.
  • To every material object there is its ethereal mirror image.
  • Researchers have found the clearest evidence yet for a superconducting state that differs from its mirror image.
  • Now take an electron and the positron, think of them as mirror image's of each other.
  • Chirality is the property of an object to exist as distinguishable mirror image forms that are known as enantiomers.
  • Having a mirror image of the bar graphs obfuscated the data.
  • It tests for a specific ability: to be able to recognise one's mirror image as being how one's body appears.
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
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