# Mirror image

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A mirror image (in a plane mirror) is a reflected duplication of an object that appears almost identical, but is reversed in the direction perpendicular to the mirror surface.wikipedia
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### Mirror

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As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water.

### Optics

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As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water.
The law also implies that mirror images are parity inverted, which we perceive as a left-right inversion.

### Reflection (mathematics)

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In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by reflection in a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has reflection symmetry (also known as a P-symmetry).
The image of a figure by a reflection is its mirror image in the axis or plane of reflection.

### Reflection symmetry

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In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by reflection in a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has reflection symmetry (also known as a P-symmetry).
An object or figure which is indistinguishable from its transformed image is called mirror symmetric.

### Chirality (chemistry)

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That is an example of chirality (chemistry).
A chiral molecule/ion is non-superposable on its mirror image.

### Enantiomer

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In chemistry, two versions (isomers) of a molecule, one a "mirror image" of the other, are called enantiomers if they are not "superposable" (the correct technical term, though the term "superimposable" is also used) on each other.
In chemistry, an enantiomer (archaically termed optical isomer, antipode, or optical antipode ), is one of two stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other that are non-superposable (not identical), much as one's left and right hands are mirror images of each other that cannot appear identical simply by reorientation.

### Plane mirror

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In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by reflection in a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has reflection symmetry (also known as a P-symmetry).
However, the image is a laterally-inverted "mirror image" of the object.

### Chirality (mathematics)

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In general, an object and its mirror image are called enantiomorphs.
In geometry, a figure is chiral (and said to have chirality) if it is not identical to its mirror image, or, more precisely, if it cannot be mapped to its mirror image by rotations and translations alone.

### Mirror writing

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In mirror writing a text is deliberately displayed in mirror image, in order to be read through a mirror.
Mirror writing is formed by writing in the direction that is the reverse of the natural way for a given language, such that the result is the mirror image of normal writing: it appears normal when it is reflected in a mirror.

### Geometrical optics

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In physics, mirror images are investigated in the subject called geometrical optics.
(The magnification of a flat mirror is equal to one.) The law also implies that mirror images are parity inverted, which is perceived as a left-right inversion.

### Chirality

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An object or a system is chiral if it is distinguishable from its mirror image; that is, it cannot be superposed onto it.

### Rear Window Captioning System

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Some movie theaters also take advantage of mirror writing in a Rear Window Captioning System used to assist individuals with hearing impairments watching the film.
A large LED display is mounted on a rear wall that displays caption characters in mirror image.

### Reflection (physics)

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Reflection from a flat surface forms a mirror image, which appears to be reversed from left to right because we compare the image we see to what we would see if we were rotated into the position of the image.

### Infinity mirror

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### Specular reflection

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As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water.

### Water

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As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water.

### Geometry

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In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by reflection in a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has reflection symmetry (also known as a P-symmetry). It is also a concept in geometry and can be used as a conceptualization process for 3-D structures.

### 2D geometric model

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In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by reflection in a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has reflection symmetry (also known as a P-symmetry).

### Virtual image

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In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by reflection in a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has reflection symmetry (also known as a P-symmetry).

### Parity (physics)

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In geometry, the mirror image of an object or two-dimensional figure is the virtual image formed by reflection in a plane mirror; it is of the same size as the original object, yet different, unless the object or figure has reflection symmetry (also known as a P-symmetry).

### Three-dimensional space

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The concept of reflection can be extended to three-dimensional objects, including the inside parts, even if they are not transparent.

### Transparency and translucency

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The concept of reflection can be extended to three-dimensional objects, including the inside parts, even if they are not transparent.

### Normal (geometry)

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Thus reflection is a reversal of the coordinate axis perpendicular (normal) to the mirror's surface.

### Michael Corballis

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The psychology of the perceived left-right reversal is discussed in "Much ado about mirrors" by Professor Michael Corballis (see "external links", below).

### Binocular vision

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A mirror image appears more obviously three-dimensional if the observer moves, or if the image is viewed using binocular vision.