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See also: Illusion
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈl(j)uːʒ(ə)n/
- (General American) enPR: ĭ-lo͞o'zhən, IPA(key): [ɪˈluː.ʒən]
- (Conservative RP) IPA(key): /ɪˈl(j)uːzj(ə)n/
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- Rhymes: -uːʒən
- (countable) 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.
- (countable) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
- Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.
- (countable) A magician’s trick.
- (uncountable) The state of being deceived or misled.
- (that seems to be something it is not): mirage, phantom
- (a belief in something untrue; the state of being misled): delusion
- (a belief in something untrue): misapprehension, misbelief, misconception
- argument from illusion
- barber pole illusion
- café wall illusion
- coffer illusion
- comparative illusion
- Cornsweet illusion
- cutaneous rabbit illusion
- Ebbinghaus illusion
- Ehrenstein illusion
- end-of-history illusion
- flash-lag illusion
- introspection illusion
- money illusion
- moon illusion
- Müller-Lyer illusion
- optical illusion
- Pinocchio illusion
- Poggendorff illusion
- Ponzo illusion
- somatogravic illusion
- Thatcher illusion
- under the illusion
- watercolor illusion
- Zöllner illusion
anything that seems to be something that it is not
belief in something that is in fact not true
state of being misled or deceived
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Declension of illusion
illusion f (plural illusions)
- → Danish: illusion
- “illusion”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- an illusion
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