Definition of mirror image in US English:

mirror image


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

    • ‘A molecule is said to be symmetrical if it can be divided into equal mirror image parts by a line or a plane.’
    • ‘When paper was pressed onto the stone, the resulting printed illustration was a mirror image of the watercolour.’
    • ‘Forcing himself to look away from her flushed cheeks, he focused to the near mirror image of her on the canvas across from him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Each half of the mantel is a mirror image of the other.’
    • ‘If his pose looks familiar, that because French used the mirror image for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.’
    • ‘It is not a mirror image of Sadeler's engraving.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It always appalls me that the photo image, not the mirror image, may be what other people are really seeing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once the mirror is established, the backup routine is run against the mirror image rather than the production image.’
    • ‘A mirror image of the original work is created and then transferred onto a second sheet of paper.’
    regular, uniform, consistent
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    1. 1.1 A person or thing that closely resembles another.
      ‘the city was the mirror image of Algiers’
      • ‘Increasingly, these rest-of-world imbalances fit as a mirror image to the U.S. external deficit.’
      • ‘Pretty soon you'll just be a mirror image of her, just as she's a mirror image of her daddy.’
      • ‘Views among Israeli Arabs are almost a mirror image of this consensus, with equally high numbers against the Operation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In some ways, the current environment is the mirror image of 1998.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 the process, though, it is excluding all those who oppose it, thus potentially creating a mirror image of what it set out to overcome.’
      • ‘The woman in the exquisite painting was a mirror image of Laurel, only around twenty years older.’
      • ‘In many ways, the Giants were a mirror image of the Ravens.’
      • ‘A mirror image of the Brezhnev Doctrine is the American Doctrine.’
      • ‘Elgar's theme is the mirror image of Schumann's in many ways.’
      • ‘Such cases usually do not have any malfunction and are only a mirror image of the usual structural condition.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In fact, modern Republicans are almost a mirror image of the original party.’
      • ‘The New York action is a mirror image of this action.’
      reflection, likeness
      double, living image, replica, lookalike, clone, copy, reproduction, twin, duplicate, exact likeness, facsimile, counterpart
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mirror image

/ˌmirər ˈimij//ˌmɪrər ˈɪmɪdʒ/