Definitions for illusionɪˈlu ʒən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.
the state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension.
an instance of being deceived.
a perception, as of visual stimuli
Ref: ( optical illusion )
a delicate tulle of silk or nylon having a cobwebbed appearance, for trimmings, veilings, and the like.
Obs. the act of deceiving.
Origin of illusion:
1300–50; ME < L illūsiō irony, mocking, der. of illūdere to mock, ridicule =-il-il1+lūdere to play
an erroneous mental representation
illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy(noun)
something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
delusion, illusion, head game(noun)
the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a false or mistaken idea
He's under the illusion that I like him.
sth that seems to be a particular thing when it is not
Paint one wall darker to create the illusion of more space.
Anything that seems to be something that it is not.
A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.
A magicianu2019s trick.
The fact of being an illusion (in any of the above senses).
an unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination
hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour
a sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder
a plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc
An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with more of the human senses than vision, but visual illusions, optical illusions, are the most well known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. For example, individuals watching a ventriloquist will perceive the voice is coming from the dummy since they are able to see the dummy mouth the words. Some illusions are based on general assumptions the brain makes during perception. These assumptions are made using organizational principles, like Gestalt, an individual's ability of depth perception and motion perception, and perceptual constancy. Other illusions occur because of biological sensory structures within the human body or conditions outside of the body within one’s physical environment. The term illusion refers to a specific form of sensory distortion. Unlike a hallucination, which is a distortion in the absence of a stimulus, an illusion describes a misinterpretation of a true sensation. For example, hearing voices regardless of the environment would be a hallucination, whereas hearing voices in the sound of running water would be an illusion.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'illusion' in Nouns Frequency: #2618
Translations for illusion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(something that produces) a false impression, idea or belief
an optical illusion.
- وَهْم، صورة خادِعَهArabic
- ilusãoPortuguese (BR)
- die TäuschungGerman
- illusion; indbildningDanish
- ψευδαίσθηση, αυταπάτηGreek
- خیال باطل؛ توهمFarsi
- iluzija, obmanaCroatian
- tálmynd, tálsÿnIcelandic
- iliuzija, apgaulėLithuanian
- illusjon, (syns)bedrag, innbilningNorwegian
- خیال باطل؛ توهمPersian
- وهم، خيال، غولوونكى، نظرPashto
- ภาพหลอน; ภาพมายา; ภาพลวงตาThai
- göz aldanması, hayalî görüntüTurkish
- 錯覺，幻覺Chinese (Trad.)
- ілюзія; обманUkrainian
- فریب نظرUrdu
- ảo tưởngVietnamese
- 错觉，幻觉Chinese (Simp.)
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