Mirror vs Pentamirror - What's the difference?

mirror | pentamirror |


As nouns the difference between mirror and pentamirror

is that mirror is a smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it while pentamirror is (photography) a system of three (not five) mirrors used as a cheaper substitute to a pentaprism in the viewfinders of some single-lens reflex cameras.

As a verb mirror

is of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.

mirror

English

(wikipedia mirror)

Alternative forms

* mirrour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it.
  • I had a look in the mirror to see if the blood had come off my face.
    We could see the lorry in the mirror , so decided to change lanes.
  • (figuratively) an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
  • His story is a mirror into the life of orphans growing up.
  • * Spenser
  • O goddess, heavenly bright, / Mirror of grace and majesty divine.
  • (computing) An exact copy of a data set, especially a website.
  • Although the content had been deleted from his blog, it was still found on some mirrors .
  • A mirror carp.
  • Synonyms

    * (reflecting surface) glass (old-fashioned), looking glass (old-fashioned)

    Derived terms

    * do with mirrors * half-silvered mirror * magic mirror * mirror image * one-way mirror * rear-view mirror * two-way mirror

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
  • He tried to mirror Elvis's life. He copied his fashion and his mannerisms, and even went to live in (Graceland).
  • (computing) To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
  • To reflect.
  • See also

    * cheval glass * looking glass

    pentamirror

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia pentamirror) (en noun)
  • (photography) A system of three (not five) mirrors used as a cheaper substitute to a pentaprism in the viewfinders of some single-lens reflex cameras