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

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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 Begin with what make the two programs near-mirror images of each other, an inevitable consequence stemming from the ties between the head coaches. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Alabama meets Georgia in College Football Playoff final: Mirror images, striking differences," 3 Jan. 2018 One shot shows Seventeen lined up in perfect formation, and opposite them is a mirror image of themselves — in fact, a copy machine-esque sound is heard in the background as a light flashes. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Seventeen Just Dropped A Dramatic Teaser, & Here Are Carats' Theories," 23 July 2019 For Apidima 1, Harvati and her team created a mirror image of the fossil and stitched the two together to see the full shape of the back of the skull. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "Skull fragment from Greek cave suggests modern humans were in Europe more than 200,000 years ago," 10 July 2019 To force the OEMs to protect passengers, too, this third test is a mirror image; the passenger side is the one subjected to the 40mph, 25% offset collision. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This institute crash-tests cars to make us all safer," 29 May 2019 But a lot of Democrats’ success had to do with Trump voters’ failure to turn out, which was almost a mirror image of Obama voters’ failure to turn out in 2010, and look how 2012 turned out. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "What the Democrats’ Turn Leftward Means for the Party’s Chances in 2020," 3 July 2019 As North Korean weapons tests showed off ever-improving capabilities over the past year, Trump's rhetoric has hardened remarkably — becoming a virtual mirror image of North Korea's bellicose propaganda in some instances. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "Is Trump making himself irrelevant on North Korea?," 5 Jan. 2018

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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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