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Definitions of illusion

  1. an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an erroneous mental representation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. Deceptive appearance; false show; hallucination; tulle; delicate lace for veils. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A false perception, the mistaking of something for what it is not. When this illusion is fixed and cannot be removed by evidence to the contrary it becomes a delusion. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Deceived by appearances; incorrect perception. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. A playing upon: a mocking: deceptive appearance: false show: error. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Deceptive appearance; false show; error. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Any misleading appearance; a false show. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Deceptive appearance; false show; deception. See Illude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A species of mania in which the sensibility of the nervous system is altered, excited, weakened or perverted. The patient is deceived by the false appearance of things, and his reason is not sufficiently active and powerful to correct the error, and this last particular is what distinguishes the sane from the insane. Illusions are not unfrequent in a state of health, but reason corrects the errors and dissipates them. A square tower seen from a distance may appear round, but on approaching it, the error is corrected. A distant mountain may be taken for a cloud, but as we approach, we discover the truth. To a person in the cabin of a vessel under sail, the shore appears to move; but reflection and a closer examination soon destroy this illusion. An insane individual is mistaken on the qualities, connexions, and causes of the impressions he actually receives, and he forms wrong judgments as to his internal and external sensations; and his reason does not correct the error. 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 538; Esquirol, Maladies Mentales, pr«m. partie, III., tome 1, p. 202. Dict. des Sciences M«dicales, Hallucination, tome 20, p. 64. See Hallucination. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. il-l[=u]'zhun, n. a playing upon: a mocking: deceptive appearance: false show: error.--n. ILL[=U]'SIONIST, one who is subject to illusions: one who produces illusions, as sleight-of-hand tricks, for entertainment.--adjs. ILL[=U]'SIVE, ILL[=U]'SORY, deceiving by false appearances: false.--adv. ILL[=U]'SIVELY.--n. ILL[=U]'SIVENESS. [See ILLUDE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Deception, delusion; sensuous perception of an external object involving a false belief; a transparent tulle. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. A false or misinterpreted sensory image. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. The misapprehension or false interpretation of external objects which really exist. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. [Latin] An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision ; deceptive appearance ;-deception ; chimera ; fallacy ; error ; hallucination. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. Mockery, false show, counterfeit appearance, errour. Complete Dictionary

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