mirror image

noun

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 Upon first glance, Ian Mitchell and Cale Makar appear to be near mirror images on the ice. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Shared history for DU’s Ian Mitchell, Avalanche rookie Cale Makar produces near mirror images on the ice," 15 Nov. 2019 Kam a mirror image of Hawks, and thats hard to play against. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, "Blazers take down Winterhawks 6-5," 3 Nov. 2019 South Carolina's halves have been almost mirror images in 2019. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Vanderbilt at South Carolina by the numbers: Gamecocks go for 11th in a row," 2 Nov. 2019 Its love triangle, in which a college boy falls for a mother and her daughter, is set during the 1967 pro-China, anti-British student uprising — a mirror image of today’s protests against China. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Reporter Critics' 20 Favorite Films From the Fall Festivals," 15 Sep. 2019 Eleven managed to close the portal, but the final scene showed the Mind Flayer still lurking ominously in that dark mirror image of Hawkins. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Flay your mind: Stranger Things S3 just might be the show’s best season yet," 15 July 2019 The graph is like a mirror image of the collection of lines. Quanta Magazine, "Tinkertoy Models Produce New Geometric Insights," 5 Sep. 2018 If Butcher is the mirror image of Homelander, then Hughie (Jack Quaid) mirrors Starlight (Erin Moriarty) as the two naively innocent newcomers. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Review: The Boys is the perfect therapy for chronic superhero fatigue," 9 Aug. 2019 The exterior of that building is a mirror image of their home, and the couple hope to one day connect the two buildings. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Grandparents’ grand Cedarburg home is gutted but preserved after 120-plus years," 11 July 2019

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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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mirror image

noun

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

mirror image

noun

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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