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virtual image

n.
An image from which rays of reflected or refracted light appear to diverge, as from an image seen in a plane mirror.
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virtual image

n
(General Physics) an optical image formed by the apparent divergence of rays from a point, rather than their actual divergence from a point
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Noun1.virtual image - a reflected optical image (as seen in a plane mirror)virtual image - a reflected optical image (as seen in a plane mirror)
reflexion, reflection - the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
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