Definition of Mirror image

1. Noun. A likeness in which left and right are reversed.

Exact synonyms: Reflection, Reflexion
Generic synonyms: Alikeness, Likeness, Similitude

Definition of Mirror image

1. Noun. An image that is reversed from left to right, as it would appear if seen in a mirror; a reflection. ¹

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Medical Definition of Mirror image

1. A representation of an object or part thereof as its reflected image in a glass mirror. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mirror Image

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Literary usage of Mirror image

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"This cives rise to a difference in their relation to their mirror image. ... Thus the mirror image of a bodv having polarity of the second kind has its ..."

2. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"... For concave mirror, image is 30 in. behind the mirror, magnification =+6; for convex mirror, image is 2^- inches behind the mirror, magnification = +T^. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This gives rise to a difference iu their relation to their mirror image. ... Thus the mirror image of a body having polarity of the second kind has its ..."

4. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"monsters are also frequently characterized by mirror-image symmetry, due to the fact that the two halves are not physiologically isolated and are therefore ..."

5. A Manual of Physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1918)
"When a concave mirror is rotated to the right, the inverted real mirror image also moves to the right, and the illuminated point to the left. ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"He then remarks that the additional property of identity with mirror image can be displayed by homogeneous structures in a definite number of different ways ..."

7. Practical Physics by Newton Henry Black (1922)
"Plane mirror: Image always behind mirror, erect, virtual, same size as object, and at same distance from mirror as object. Principal focus of curved mirror ..."

8. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik Holleman (1910)
"For, if it were otherwise, two enantio- morphous configurations—the formula and its mirror-image—would be possible, while for intramolecular compensation ..."

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