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 for mirror
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mirror \Mir"ror\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mirrored; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Mirroring.]
     1. To reflect, as in a mirror.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To copy or duplicate; to mimic or imitate; as, the files
        at Project Gutenberg were mirrored on several other ftp
        sites around the world.
        [PJC]
  
     3. To have a close resemblance to; as, his opinions often
        mirrored those of his wife.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mirror \Mir"ror\, n. [OE. mirour, F. miroir, OF. also mireor,
     fr. (assumed) LL. miratorium, fr. mirare to look at, L.
     mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Miracle,
     Mirador.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished
        substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of
        light.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And in her hand she held a mirror bright,
              Wherein her face she often view[`e]d fair.
                                                    --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which gives a true representation, or in which a true
        image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              She is mirour of all courtesy.        --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              O goddess, heavenly bright,
              Mirror of grace and majesty divine.   --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) See Speculum.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Mirror carp (Zool.), a domesticated variety of the carp,
        having only three or fur rows of very large scales side.
        
  
     Mirror plate.
        (a) A flat glass mirror without a frame.
        (b) Flat glass used for making mirrors.
  
     Mirror writing, a manner or form of backward writing,
        making manuscript resembling in slant and order of letters
        the reflection of ordinary writing in a mirror. The
        substitution of this manner of writing for the common
        manner is a symptom of some kinds of nervous disease.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mirror
      n 1: polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
      2: a faithful depiction or reflection; "the best mirror is an
         old friend"
      v 1: reflect as if in a mirror; "The smallest pond at night
           mirrors the firmament above"
      2: reflect or resemble; "The plane crash in Milan mirrored the
         attack in the World Trade Center"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "mirror":
     acme, act like, adumbrate, affect, antetype, antitype, ape,
     apotheosis, appear like, approach, approximate, archetype, assume,
     be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance, beau ideal, best type,
     biotype, body forth, borrow, bring to mind, call to mind, call up,
     cheval glass, chorus, classic, classic example, come close,
     come near, compare with, concave mirror, convex mirror, copy,
     correspond, counterfeit, crib, criterion, cynosure, demonstrate,
     depict, distorting mirror, ditto, do, do like, echo, ego ideal,
     emblematize, embody, epitome, epitomize, evoke, example, exemplar,
     exemplify, fake, favor, figure, follow, foreshadow, forge,
     fugleman, fugler, genotype, glass, go like, good example,
     hand mirror, hero, hoke, hoke up, ideal, illustrate, image,
     imitate, imitatee, impersonate, incarnate, lead, look like,
     looking glass, make like, man of men, masterpiece, masterwork,
     match, mimic, mirror image, model, near, nearly reproduce,
     nonpareil, not tell apart, original, paradigm, paragon, parallel,
     partake of, pattern, pattern of perfection, personate, personify,
     picture, pier glass, plagiarize, precedent, prefigure, pretypify,
     project, prototype, quintessence, realize, rear-view mirror,
     reecho, reflect, reflection, reflector, remind one of, repeat,
     replication, represent, representation, representative, reproduce,
     reproduction, resemble, rule, savor of, seeing glass, seem like,
     send back, shadow, shadow forth, shaving mirror, shining example,
     simulate, smack of, sound like, speculum, stack up with, standard,
     suggest, symbolize, take after, type, type species, type specimen,
     typify, urtext, very model, window mirror
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  mirror
  mirroring
  
     1.  Writing duplicate data to more than one
     device (usually two hard disks), in order to protect against
     loss of data in the event of device failure.  This technique
     may be implemented in either hardware (sharing a disk
     controller and cables) or in software.  It is a common
     feature of RAID systems.
  
     Several operating systems support software disk mirroring or
     disk-duplexing, e.g. Novell NetWare.
  
     See also Redundant Array of Independent Disks.
  
     Interestingly, when this technique is used with magnetic
     tape storage systems, it is usually called "twinning".
  
     A less expensive alternative, which only limits the amount of
     data loss, is to make regular backups from a single disk to
     magnetic tape.
  
     2. mirror site.
  
     (1998-06-11)
  

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