What is mirror?

  • (verb): Reflect as if in a mirror.
    Example: "The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A mirror is an object that reflects light or sound in a way that preserves much of its original quality subsequent to its contact with the mirror. Some mirrors also filter out some wavelengths, while preserving other wavelengths in the reflection. This is different from other light-reflecting objects that do not preserve much of the original wave signal other than color and diffuse reflected light. The most familiar type of mirror is the plane mirror, which has a flat surface. Curved mirrors are also used, to produce magnified or diminished images or focus light or simply distort the reflected image.

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Some articles on mirror:

Jodah - Character History
... Jodah was given a magical mirror from his teacher, Voska, as a reward for casting his first spell ... The mirror is used by Jodah in the second and third books to keep himself sane the painful memories that accumulated over thousands of years needed to be ... Freyalise casts a spell on the mirror, intended to turn Jodah into a planeswalker ...
Mirror, Mirror (Star Trek: The Original Series) - 40th Anniversary Remastering
... The transition effect between the mirror universes has been smoothed and reworked with a zooming video effect ...
Mirror Test
... The mirror test is a test of whether animals possess the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror, used as a measure of self-awareness ...
Ayyavazhi And Hinduism - Differences Specific To Ayyavazhi - Religious Practices - Worship in Front of Mirror
... The Nizhal Thangals and Pathis have, in their sanctuary, a mirror to reflect the images worshippers ... People pay obeisance to their God standing in front of this mirror, facing the Elunetru amidst two oil lamps ... place earmarked for their daily worship has at least a mirror and a lamp ...
Digital Micromirror Device
... The DMD project began as the Deformable Mirror Device in 1977, using micromechanical, analog light modulators ... its surface several hundred thousand microscopic mirrors arranged in a rectangular array which correspond to the pixels in the image to be displayed ... The mirrors can be individually rotated ±10-12°, to an on or off state ...

More definitions of "mirror":

  • (noun): A faithful depiction or reflection.
    Example: "The best mirror is an old friend"
  • (noun): Polished surface that forms images by reflecting light.
  • (verb): Reflect or resemble.
    Example: "The plane crash in Milan mirrored the attack in the World Trade Center"

Famous quotes containing the word mirror:

    She left the web, she left the loom,
    She made three paces through the room,
    She saw the water-lily bloom,
    She saw the helmet and the plume,
    She looked down to Camelot.
    Out flew the web and floated wide;
    The mirror cracked from side to side;
    “The curse is come upon me,” cried
    The Lady of Shalott.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    There is a small steam engine in his brain which not only sets the cerebral mass in motion, but keeps the owner in hot water.
    —Unknown. New York Weekly Mirror (July 5, 1845)

    A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self—in the mirror of some woman’s eyes.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903–1987)