Definitions for illusionɪˈlu ʒən
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
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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