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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
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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)
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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