HyperDic: illusion

English > 4 senses of the word illusion:
NOUNcognitionillusion, semblancean erroneous mental representation
cognitionillusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancysomething many people believe that is false / false
actillusion, delusion, head gamethe act of deluding
actillusion, magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, deceptionan illusory feat
illusion > pronunciation
Soundsihluw'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > illusion: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn erroneous mental representation.
Synonymsemblance
Narrowerapparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadowSomething existing in perception only
irradiationThe apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background
phantom limbThe illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated
BroaderappearanceA mental representation
Spanishilusión, semblanza
Catalanil·lusió
Adjectivesillusionalmarked by or producing illusion / illusion / illusion
English > illusion: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething many people believe that is false / false.
Example"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
Synonymsfantasy, phantasy, fancy
NarrowerbubbleAn impracticable and illusory idea
will-o'-the-wisp, ignis fatuusAn illusion that misleads
wishful thinkingThe illusion that what you wish for is actually true
BroadermisconceptionAn incorrect conception
Spanishfantasía, ilusión
Catalanfantasia, il·lusió
Adjectivesillusionalmarked by or producing illusion / illusion / illusion
illusorybased on or having the nature of an illusion / illusion
English > illusion: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas.
Synonymsdelusion, head game
Broaderdeception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationThe act of deceiving / deceiving
Spanishengaño, ilusión
Catalanil·lusió
Adjectivesillusional, illusionarymarked by or producing illusion / illusion / illusion
English > illusion: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.
Synonymsmagic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, deception
Narrowercard trickA trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of handmanual dexterity in the execution of tricks
BroaderperformanceThe act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
Spanishilusión, magia, prestidigitación, trampantojo, truco de magia, truco
Catalanil·lusió, màgia, truc de màgia, truc
Nounsillusionistsomeone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience

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