Definitions for illusionary

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

il•lu•sionɪˈlu ʒən(n.)

  1. something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.

  2. the state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension.

  3. an instance of being deceived.

  4. a perception, as of visual stimuli

    Category: Psychology

    Ref: ( optical illusion )

  5. a delicate tulle of silk or nylon having a cobwebbed appearance, for trimmings, veilings, and the like.

  6. 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



Princeton's WordNet

  1. illusional, illusionary(adj)

    marked by or producing illusion

    "illusionary stage effects"


  1. illusionary(Adjective)

    Illusory; pertaining to an illusion, or of the nature of an illusion.


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