- 1A reflective surface, now typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, that reflects a clear image.More example sentences
- As the steam in the bathroom began to vent, the mirror cleared and his image appeared before him.
- I was in for another surprise when I saw familiar images reflected in the mirror.
- She checks her rear view mirrors, but she does not check the door.
- 1.1Something regarded as accurately representing something else: the stage is supposed to be the mirror of lifeMore example sentences
reflection, twin, replica, copy, match, parallel
- The world is a mirror representing the divine life.
- This executive branch of government never functions as accurate and honest mirrors of the president.
- Until then I had put up with whatever my mother considered respectable, an accurate mirror of the life she wished to be perceived as having.
- 1.2 (also mirror site) Computing A site on a network that stores some or all of the contents from another site.More example sentences
- For example, if a file becomes corrupted, the system can locate a copy on a mirror site and replace the damaged file.
- Its data center in London will serve as the mirror site going forward.
- As a mirror site for the Central Institute of Technology, New Zealand, the site includes around 25 courseware packages published by them.
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- 1(Of a reflective surface) show a reflection of: the clear water mirrored the skyMore example sentences
- The translucent surface of the water mirrors the form of the island and the sky creating an overall aura of serenity.
- The water's still surface perfectly mirrors the ragged spires of the aptly named Sawtooth Range stacked against the western horizon.
- The river's glassy surface mirrors the surrounding forest in perfect detail.
- 1.1Correspond to: gradations of educational attainment that mirror differences in social backgroundMore example sentences
- So the Tories are now simply mirroring what Labour did two decades ago.
- Parents of children with congenital heart defects have already told her that her account mirrored exactly what they went through.
- Events at the school closely mirror the political situation in Chile as a whole.
- 1.2 Computing Keep a copy of some or all of the contents of (a network site) at another site, typically in order to improve accessibility.More example sentences
- If you are transferring from anonymous sites, the format is almost identical to the one used to mirror a Web site.
- The Norwegian rappers also encourage others to mirror the original site ‘on the condition that you don't alter our content’.
- Later, the site at SUNY was mirrored at other locations.
- 1.3 (usually as noun mirroring) Computing Store copies of data on (two or more hard disks) as a method of protecting it.More example sentences
- As 2 disks are used for striping and 2 disks for mirroring, such an array is as fast as a standard RAID array with 2 disks and offers still data protection by mirroring.
- Some have gone further, enhancing their backup strategy with expensive disk arrays and mirroring.
- The hallmarks of enterprise-class data protection are technologies like remote replication and disk mirroring.
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- Janice answered the door in jeans and a t-shirt, looking at him through mirrored sunglasses.
- "Oh that's a shame," he said from behind mirrored sunglasses.
- They were wearing mirrored sunglasses so you would not see their eyes.
Middle English: from Old French mirour, based on Latin mirare 'look at'. Early senses also included 'a crystal used in magic' and 'a person deserving imitation'.