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mirror

noun uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/ us    //

mirror noun (GLASS)

A2 [C] a piece of glass with a shiny, metal-covered back that reflects light, producing an image of whatever is in front of it: the bathroom mirror She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.

mirror noun (REPRESENT)

be a mirror of sth to represent or show something honestly: The movie is a mirror of daily life in wartime Britain.

mirror

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/ us    //
to represent something honestly: Our newspaper aims to mirror the opinions of ordinary people. to be very similar to something: Her on-screen romances seem to mirror her experiences in her private life.
(Definition of mirror from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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