mirror image

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mirror image

n.
An image that has its parts arranged with a reversal of right and left, as it would appear if seen in a mirror.

mirror image

n
1. an image as observed in a mirror
2. an object that corresponds to another object in the same way as it would correspond to its image in a mirror

mir′ror im′age


n.
1. an image of an object as it would appear if viewed in a mirror.
2. an object having a spatial arrangement corresponding to another object except that the right-to-left sense on one object corresponds to the left-to-right sense on the other.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.mirror image - a likeness in which left and right are reversedmirror image - a likeness in which left and right are reversed
alikeness, likeness, similitude - similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"

mirror image

noun reflection, double, image, copy, twin, representation, clone, replica, likeness, spitting image (informal), dead ringer (informal), exact likeness I saw in him a mirror image of my younger self.
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Monkeys reacted to their mirror images in much different ways, de Waal's group reports in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Finally, the authors analyze case studies of people who have lost their capacity to recognize their mirror images.