mirror image

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of mirror image

1 a : 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
2 : image 3

Examples of mirror image in a Sentence

  1. The left side of the building is a mirror image of the right.

  2. looking at the idealistic intern, the elderly physician could not help but see the mirror image of himself 40 years earlier

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First Known Use of mirror image

1885


MIRROR IMAGE Defined for English Language Learners

mirror image

noun

Definition of mirror image for English Language Learners

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

  • : someone who looks like someone else


Medical Dictionary

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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