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Relating to or having the properties of a mirror.
- ‘Before lugging his loot back to the cave, Daniels fleetingly discerns an opaque silhouette of himself, a specular image mirroring the weakness of his dialectic with the above ground.’
Late 16th century (in specular stone, a substance formerly used as glass): from Latin specularis, from speculum (see speculum).
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