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Spectacles vs. Mirror

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Spectaclesnoun

A pair of lenses set in a frame worn on the nose and ears in order to correct deficiencies in eyesight or to ornament the face.

Mirrornoun

A smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it.

‘I had a look in the mirror to see if the blood had come off my face.’; ‘We could see the lorry in the mirror, so decided to change lanes.’;

Spectaclesnoun

(cricket) score of zero runs in both innings

Mirrornoun

(figuratively) An object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.

‘His story is a mirror into the life of orphans growing up.’;

Spectaclesnoun

optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

Mirrornoun

(internet) A website or other online resource that contains replicated data.

‘Although the content had been deleted from his blog, it was still found on some mirrors.’;

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Mirrornoun

A mirror carp.

Mirrornoun

(historical) A kind of political self-help book, advising kings, princes, etc. on how to behave.

Mirrorverb

(transitive) Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.

Mirrorverb

To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).

Mirrorverb

(transitive) To reflect, as in a mirror.

Mirrornoun

A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light.

‘And in her hand she held a mirror bright,Wherein her face she often viewèd fair.’;

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Mirrornoun

That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.

‘She is mirour of all courtesy.’; ‘O goddess, heavenly bright,Mirror of grace and majesty divine.’;

Mirrornoun

See Speculum.

Mirrorverb

To reflect, as in a mirror.

Mirrorverb

To copy or duplicate; to mimic or imitate; as, the files at Project Gutenberg were mirrored on several other ftp sites around the world.

Mirrorverb

To have a close resemblance to; as, his opinions often mirrored those of his wife.

Mirrornoun

polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

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Mirrornoun

a faithful depiction or reflection;

‘the best mirror is an old friend’;

Mirrorverb

reflect as if in a mirror;

‘The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above’;

Mirrorverb

reflect or resemble;

‘The plane crash in Milan mirrored the attack in the World Trade Center’;

Mirrornoun

a surface, typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, which reflects a clear image

‘he checked his appearance in the mirror’;

Mirrornoun

a thing regarded as accurately representing something else

‘the stage is supposed to be the mirror of life’;

Mirrornoun

a site on a network which stores the contents copied from another site

‘the company now has a mirror site in Taiwan’;

Mirrorverb

(of a surface) show a reflection of

‘the clear water mirrored the sky’;

Mirrorverb

correspond to

‘his own views mirrored those of his followers’;

Mirrorverb

keep a copy of the contents of (a network site) at another site, typically in order to improve accessibility

‘his site was mirrored at several colleges around the United States’;

Mirrorverb

store copies of data in (two or more hard disks) for protection

‘the second drive is set up for disk mirroring’;

Mirror

A mirror is an object that reflects an image. Light that bounces off a mirror will show an image of whatever is in front of it, when focused through the lens of the eye or a camera.

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