hallucination

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derives from the verb hallucinate, from Latin hallucinatus. Compare French hallucination. The first known usage in the English language is from Sir Thomas Browne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

hallucination (countable and uncountable, plural hallucinations)

  1. A sensory perception of something that does not exist, often arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion.
    • 1871, William Alexander Hammond, A Treatise on the Diseases of the Nervous System
      Hallucinations are always evidence of cerebral derangement and are common phenomena of insanity.
  2. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; an error, mistake or blunder.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hallūcinātiō; synchronically analysable as halluciner +‎ -ation.

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Noun[edit]

hallucination f (plural hallucinations)

  1. hallucination

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