What does optical illusion mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. optical illusion(noun)

    an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression


  1. optical illusion(Noun)

    An image that is visually deceptive or misleading.


  1. Optical illusion

    An optical illusion is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type, and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of optical illusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of optical illusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Geoff Ogilvy:

    It's an optical illusion on the second shot, it's uphill, but it looks downhill. It plays a fraction longer than you want it to. The stance you have wants you to hit a draw. But if you miss a shot with the ball above your feet, it's often to the right. And that's where all the trouble is.

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