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mirrornoun

uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/  us   /ˈmɪr.ɚ/
  • mirror noun (GLASS)

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

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mirrorverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/  us   /ˈmɪr.ɚ/
(Definition of mirror from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mirrornoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɪr·ər/
  • mirror noun [C] (GLASS)

a ​piece of ​glass with a back that ​reflectslight, ​producing an ​image of whatever is in ​front of it: a rear-view mirror a ​hand mirror
  • mirror noun [C] (REPRESENTATION)

a ​copy of something; something that is ​similar to something ​else: The ​law is a mirror of the nation’s ​character.

mirrorverb [T]

 us   /ˈmɪr·ər/
  • mirror verb [T] (REPRESENT)

to be a ​copy of something; be ​similar to something
(Definition of mirror from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mirror”
in Korean 거울…
in Arabic مِرْآة…
in Malaysian cermin…
in French miroir…
in Russian зеркало…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玻璃, 鏡,鏡子…
in Italian specchio…
in Turkish ayna…
in Polish lustro, lusterko…
in Spanish espejo…
in Vietnamese gương…
in Portuguese espelho…
in Thai กระจก…
in German der Spiegel…
in Catalan mirall…
in Japanese 鏡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玻璃, 镜,镜子…
in Indonesian cermin…
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“mirror” in British English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
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April 27, 2016
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a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

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