Is there a word for a mirror reflecting another mirror infinitely? I.e. if two mirrors are put one against another, how would I call it (or if there is no word for it)?
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An easy way to summon up that image for most readers would be a reference to a hall of mirrors. If you want to talk about that effect, you might say hall-of-mirrors effect (though a quick Google search tells me this has specific connotations in the programming world).
You might say they were infinitely regressive, although that's a term generally used in logic.
"Mise en abyme" is the French phrase but I think very usable in English poetry or prose:
A year late and a dollar short. I found your thread trying to remember the word. Hint of the day: it's out there.
The word we were both looking for is "recursive" or "recursion".
How about "mirrorrim"? Not a real word as far as I know, but don't let that stop you.
"recursive" or "recursion" doesn't really indicate the affect which is "reflection" - so... compound
Remove the prefix and compound
Remove the suffix 'sive'
change the tence?
Drop the prefix??? (Again?) :)
I come up with Curflection 'the multiple images of a mirrors own reflection' OR
Re-curflection 'the repeating image of a mirrors own reflection/(Curflection)'
A slightly educated and researched guess :)
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