Writing backward, from right to left, the letters appearing like ordinary writing when viewed in a mirror.
Synonym(s): retrography
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Dr Mathewson, 70, said: 'I have been doing research on mirror-writing and trying to find out if it is passed on through genetics.
Also have them try to send a secret message to a friend in mirror-writing.
In Cathy (2001), one sees, as if from indoors, a fogged-over window on which someone has written with her finger the name "Cathy" so that the letters appear backwards, like mirror-writing.
This conclusion is corroborated by those of so many of the studies in this issue as to become its leitmotiv: photographs, articles, chronicles, video films, fiction, autofiction - all combine to inscribe the reader, as if the work were an exercise in mirror-writing, in writing in the mirror of its audience.
According to George Cumberland and John Linnell he was a prolific and virtuoso master of reversed text and would have practised mirror-writing as part of the professional engraver's armoury of skills.
Also have them exchange secret messages in mirror-writing.