Term for mirror image sides shift

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I've done physic in a non-english medium and I want to know what is the technical term to call the incident where the image is flipped vertical through a mirror. I mean if we stand infront of a mirror and raise the right arm, the mirror image shows we're raising the left arm. What is this incident called?


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in my language it's called 'Parshvika apawarthanaya'
somehow translated to English, it's like 'Partial ...'
 

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Thanks! But that's not what i'm looking for! :( something like 'flipping sides'??
 
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My language is 'Sinhala'. Google doesn't support! Not that point reflection either! :( I'm asking when looking through a mirror, sides are flipped right? What is the physics term for that incident?

Like, "Bending of light rays when passing through a surface between one transparent material and another, is called Refraction
 
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The technical term for that is "reflection": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection_(mathematics [Broken]).
 
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Do you mean "lateral inversion"? The adjective form is "laterally inverted".
 
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Homework Statement


I've done physic in a non-english medium and I want to know what is the technical term to call the incident where the image is flipped vertical through a mirror. I mean if we stand infront of a mirror and raise the right arm, the mirror image shows we're raising the left arm. What is this incident called?

This is termed as "left-right reversal"
 

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