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Through and through describes a situation where an object, real or imaginary, passes completely through another object, also real or imaginary. The phrase has several common uses:



Through and through is used in forensics to describe a bullet that has passed through a body, leaving both entry and exit wounds Example..


An image may be through and through in the following cases:

Through and through images are more durable; they do not easily wear off.

In the case that the image can be viewed from the other side, we see the mirror image, just like in the case of a transparent image, such as a drawing on a transparent sheet.

A sheet with a through and through image is achiral. We can distinguish two cases:

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