mirror image


Definition of mirror image

1a : something that has its parts reversely arranged in comparison with another similar thing or that is reversed with reference to an intervening axis or plane
b : the direct opposite

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Examples of mirror image in a Sentence

The left side of the building is a mirror image of the right. looking at the idealistic intern, the elderly physician could not help but see the mirror image of himself 40 years earlier
Recent Examples on the Web The backcast should be a near mirror image of the forward cast. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "11 Tips That Will Add 20 Feet to Your Fly Cast," 30 Dec. 2020 The pair were a mirror image of each other when warming up on Thursday ahead of the PNC Championship -- an end-of-season event where professionals line-up with a family member of their choice. Ben Church, CNN, "Tiger Woods warms up with his son Charlie, 11, and the similarities are striking," 18 Dec. 2020 The mirror image, meanwhile, tells a different story: Incredible growth could await those places soon to enter their prime. New York Times, "How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis," 16 Dec. 2020 Using test wood that was nearly a mirror image of what the Hart cut, this Kobalt cranked out exactly the same number of discs. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Battery-Powered Chainsaws," 9 Dec. 2020 Yet, in the rush to criticize British chest-beating, a peculiar mirror image of this insecurity is presented. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, "Britain’s Vaccine Nationalism," 3 Dec. 2020 The Virginia case is not a mirror image of the U.K. case but the common issue is whether Depp abused his wife. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Is Johnny Depp's career kaput? Maybe, but don't underestimate the devotion of his fans," 21 July 2020 Manly called Farley’s case nearly a mirror image of the one that began against Nassar, convicted of molesting girls for years under the guise of giving them exams. oregonlive, "Women speak out against ‘master manipulator’ Oregon doctor who photographed children’s genitals, performed unwanted exams," 20 Nov. 2020 The Republican challenge today is the mirror image of the party’s dilemma after 2012. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "Stalemate 2020," 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mirror image

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of mirror image was in 1885

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21 Jan 2021

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“Mirror image.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirror%20image. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mirror image

: something that looks like something else but with its left and right sides reversed
: someone who looks like someone else

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Medical Definition of mirror image

: something that has its parts reversely arranged in comparison with another similar thing or that is reversed with reference to an intervening axis or plane

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