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 Principled skeptics gather in a mirror image of churchlike devotion that lacks many of the essential moving parts of actual religious observance. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 3 Nov. 2021 After that stark outcome, Democrats now hold 47 of the 50 Senate seats in the 25 states that voted for Biden; Republicans, in mirror image, hold 47 of the 50 Senate seats in the 25 states that voted for Trump. Ronald Brownstein, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 Schumer, 40, was a mirror image of the host in a white oxford shirt, white bomber jacket, jeans and neutral Nike sneakers, completing the look with a blonde wig styled to match DeGeneres' hair. Janine Henni, PEOPLE.com, 25 Mar. 2022 The recent market moves are in many ways the mirror image of what happened in the spring of 2020. Ben Eisen, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2022 On paper, though, the situation appears to be a mirror image of what the Buckeyes dealt with last fall. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 24 Jan. 2022 Norwood’s offense is in many ways a mirror image of Ashland’s, with both teams employing a versatile rushing attack that keeps defenses guessing. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Oct. 2021 The second half opened as a mirror image of the first as both teams traded runs and the lead until a 68-68 tie with 5:16 left in the game. Evan Dudley, al, 25 Nov. 2021 Republicans who chafed alongside their unyielding Freedom Caucus colleagues see the Progressive Caucus as a mirror image. John Harwood, CNN, 7 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mirror image

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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15 Apr 2022

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“Mirror image.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirror%20image. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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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