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Illusion

Illusion

WordNet



noun


(1)   An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
(2)   The act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
(3)   Something many people believe that is false
"They have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
(4)   An erroneous mental representation
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. Anything that seems to be something that it is not.
    • We saw what looked like a tiger among the trees, but it was an illusion caused by the shadows of the branches.
    • Using artificial additives, scientists can create the illusion of fruit flavours in food.
  2. A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
    • Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.
  3. A magician’s trick.
  4. The fact of being an illusion (in any of the above senses).

Etymology


From , from .