Definition of mirror image in English:

mirror image


  • 1An image or object which is identical in form to another, but with the structure reversed, as in a mirror.

    • ‘Once the mirror is established, the backup routine is run against the mirror image rather than the production image.’
    • ‘Forcing himself to look away from her flushed cheeks, he focused to the near mirror image of her on the canvas across from him.’
    • ‘If his pose looks familiar, that because French used the mirror image for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.’
    • ‘A molecule is said to be symmetrical if it can be divided into equal mirror image parts by a line or a plane.’
    • ‘A mirror image of the original work is created and then transferred onto a second sheet of paper.’
    • ‘As can be seen, it is the mirror image and reverse of the first matrix.’
    • ‘This photo and the one produced by Father Ernetti were identical, except that one was the mirror image of the other.’
    • ‘The apartment next door was the mirror image of his own.’
    • ‘I took astronomy for the third class and came away from it forever associating the Pleiades with the Subaru emblem and possessing a firm understanding of why double rainbows are mirror images of one another.’
    • ‘It was similar to the chest-prints, and on closer inspection it was evident that the engraving was a mirror image of a pattern directly or indirectly used by Borup.’
    • ‘For the reconstructive patient, a mold is sculpted, which is a mirror image of the muscle from the other side, and a matching custom implant is created for symmetry.’
    • ‘It always appalls me that the photo image, not the mirror image, may be what other people are really seeing.’
    • ‘When paper was pressed onto the stone, the resulting printed illustration was a mirror image of the watercolour.’
    • ‘Each half of the mantel is a mirror image of the other.’
    • ‘Here you learn about a site that takes any Google results page and presents a mirror image of it - everything on the page is backwards.’
    • ‘It is not a mirror image of Sadeler's engraving.’
    regular, uniform, consistent
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    1. 1.1A person or thing that closely resembles another.
      ‘each shop is a mirror image of all the others’
      • ‘Clearly, Constantinople with its multicultural population and foreign colonies is the model for this cultural interface, but it had its mirror images in almost every city.’
      • ‘The film tells the story of one young man's growth into the mirror image of the father he despises and uses sex as its primary window into its character's thoughts and emotions.’
      • ‘Labour's response to the plight of the impoverished tsunami victims in Asia is a mirror image of its attitude towards the New Zealand working class.’
      • ‘Increasingly, these rest-of-world imbalances fit as a mirror image to the U.S. external deficit.’
      • ‘The New York action is a mirror image of this action.’
      • ‘A mirror image of the Brezhnev Doctrine is the American Doctrine.’
      • ‘Such cases usually do not have any malfunction and are only a mirror image of the usual structural condition.’
      • ‘Lots of fathers dream of having sons who will be their mirror image and, like these, Philip was obviously sorely disappointed when Charles was not.’
      • ‘In some ways, the current environment is the mirror image of 1998.’
      • ‘Views among Israeli Arabs are almost a mirror image of this consensus, with equally high numbers against the Operation.’
      • ‘Pretty soon you'll just be a mirror image of her, just as she's a mirror image of her daddy.’
      • ‘In a near mirror image of the men's event four years ago the stroke for stroke tussle against the United States was a brilliant event with the lead changing at every leg.’
      • ‘The woman in the exquisite painting was a mirror image of Laurel, only around twenty years older.’
      • ‘The lives of the children are shaped on the lives of the parents, they present a mirror image, let your image be a good one.’
      • ‘In fact, modern Republicans are almost a mirror image of the original party.’
      • ‘Elgar's theme is the mirror image of Schumann's in many ways.’
      • ‘In the process, though, it is excluding all those who oppose it, thus potentially creating a mirror image of what it set out to overcome.’
      • ‘In many ways, the Giants were a mirror image of the Ravens.’
      reflection, mirror image, likeness
      double, living image, replica, lookalike, clone, copy, reproduction, twin, duplicate, exact likeness, facsimile, counterpart, mirror image
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