mirror image

noun

Definition of mirror image

  1. 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. 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>

1885

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

  1. :  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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