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mirror


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  A  looking-glass  or  a  speculum;  any  glass  or  polished 
  substance  that  forms  images  by  the  reflection  of  rays  of 
  light. 
 
  And  in  her  hand  she  held  a  mirror  bright,  Wherein 
  her  face  she  often  view[`e]d  fair.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  That  which  gives  a  true  representation,  or  in  which  a  true 
  image  may  be  seen;  hence  a  pattern;  an  exemplar. 
 
  She  is  mirour  of  all  courtesy.  --Chaucer. 
 
  O  goddess,  heavenly  bright,  Mirror  of  grace  and 
  majesty  divine.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Speculum}. 
 
  {Mirror  carp}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mirror  \Mir"ror\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mirrored};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Mirroring}.] 
  To  reflect,  as  in  a  mirror. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mirror 
  n  1:  a  polished  surface  that  forms  images  by  reflecting  light 
  2:  a  faithful  depiction  or  reflection;  "the  best  mirror  is  an 
  old  friend" 
  v  :  reflect  as  if  in  a  mirror 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  mirror 
 
  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  {backup}s  from  a  single  disk  to 
  {magnetic  tape}. 
 
  2.    An  {archive  site}  or  {web  site}  which  keeps  a 
  copy  of  some  or  all  files  at  another  site  so  as  to  make  them 
  more  quickly  available  to  local  users  and  to  reduce  the  load 
  on  the  source  site.  Such  mirroring  is  usually  done  for 
  specific  whole  directories  or  files  on  a  specific  remote 
  server  as  opposed  to  a  {cache}  or  {proxy  server}  which  keeps 
  copies  of  everything  that  is  requested  via  it 
 
  For  example,  src.doc.ic.ac.uk  is  the  main  UK  mirror  for  the 
  {GNU}  archive  at  gnu.org.  There  are  also  several 
  {mirrors  of  this  dictionary 
  (http://www.foldoc.org/foldoc/mirrors.html)}. 
 
  (1998-06-11) 
 
 




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