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

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Cora Riley’s Sorel is a mirror image of her mom and a captivating coquette, while A.J. Sclafani’s Simon hurls lethal verbal volleys and flits about the room like an animated Peter Pan, alighting on the most unconventional locations. Tom Titus, Daily Pilot, "On Theater: A hilarious “Hay Fever” at the Attic," 16 Sep. 2019 In almost every way, Pharaoh Brown’s football odyssey is a mirror image of Tim Brown’s. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Raiders fans creatively turn Antonio Brown jerseys into Tim Brown jerseys," 9 Sep. 2019 The second bedroom is nearly a mirror image, but slightly smaller (150 square feet). Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: The flooring in this 3-bedroom Cape is school chalkboards," 7 Sep. 2019 As Anderson-Staley takes the photo, which appears as a mirror image, the subject must stay perfectly still. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "'You just see people as people': See photos this artist created with 1800s technology," 10 July 2019 The droids, which stand 3.5-feet tall, are mirror images of the ones in the iconic films. Megan Marples, CNN, "Star Wars fanatics drop $25,000 for a droid from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge," 18 June 2019 Some readers, such as Ian, offered another way to think about this: Without drag, the rise and fall of the ball are mirror images. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘A Random Place at the Table’," 26 May 2016 The g's were mirror images instead of mismatched as DiMaggio composed them. NBC News, "Foul Ball: Did a NJ man get duped into buying $100K in bogus sports memorabilia?," 9 Aug. 2019 In that span, the team has an almost mirror image goal difference: +16. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, "How the Revolution have gone from MLS abyss to playoff contention," 31 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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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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