Definition of Illusion. Meaning of Illusion. Synonyms of Illusion

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Definition of Illusion

Illusion
Illusion Il*lu"sion, n. [F. illusion, L. illusio, fr. illudere, illusum, to illude. See Illude.] 1. An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination. To cheat the eye with blear illusions. --Milton. 2. Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour. Ye soft illusions, dear deceits, arise! --Pope. 3. (Physiol.) 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. Note: Some modern writers distinguish between an illusion and hallucination, regarding the former as originating with some external object, and the latter as having no objective occasion whatever. 4. A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc. Syn: Delusion; mockery; deception; chimera; fallacy. See Delusion. Illusion, Delusion. Illusion refers particularly to errors of the sense; delusion to false hopes or deceptions of the mind. An optical deception is an illusion; a false opinion is a delusion. --E. Edwards.

Meaning of Illusion from wikipedia

- generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with any of the human senses, but visual illusions (optical illusions) are the best-known and understood...
- In visual perception, an optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is an illusion caused by the visual system and characterized by a visual percept...
- The frequency illusion (also known as the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon) is a cognitive bias in which a person notices a specific concept, word, or product...
- The Moon illusion is an optical illusion which causes the Moon to appear larger near the horizon than it does higher up in the sky. It has been known...
- Illusion (****anese: イリュージョン, Hepburn: Iryūjon) was one of the adult video game brands of ****anese company I-One Co., Ltd. based in Yokohama. It is notable...
- Look up illusive or illusory in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Illusive is the adjective form of illusory. Illusive may also refer to: Illusive Islands...
- The checker shadow illusion is an optical illusion published by Edward H. Adelson, professor of vision science at MIT, in 1995. The image depicts a checkerboard...
- Auditory illusions are false perceptions of a real sound or outside stimulus. These false perceptions are the equivalent of an optical illusion: the listener...
- of illusion, stage magic, and close-up magic, among others, is a performing art in which audiences are entertained by tricks, effects, or illusions of...
- Look up illusion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. An illusion is a distortion of the senses. Illusion or Illusions may also refer to: Illusion (1929...