Illusion

  • 21 Illusion — An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. [ Solso, R. L. (2001). Cognitive psychology (6th… …

    Wikipedia

  • 22 illusion — (il lu zion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Erreur qui semble se jouer de nos sens, les tromper. C est une illusion, quand, dans un bateau qui marche rapidement, on croit voir le rivage s enfuir. •   Elle croit voir encor son volage… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 23 illusion — n. 1) to create, produce an illusion 2) to cherish, harbor an illusion 3) to dispel an illusion 4) an optical illusion 5) an illusion about 6) an illusion to + inf. (it s an illusion to think that...) 7) an illusion that + clause (it is an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 24 ILLUSION — s. f. Apparence trompeuse ; erreur des sens ou de l esprit qui fait voir les choses autrement qu elles ne sont, ou qui fait prendre l apparence pour la réalité. Quand on est dans un bateau et que le rivage semble marcher, quand un bâton paraît… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 25 ILLUSION — n. f. Fausse apparence matérielle ou morale qui, en nous faisant voir les choses autrement qu’elles ne sont, semble se jouer de nos sens ou de notre esprit. Illusion d’optique. Illusion théâtrale. Le mirage est une illusion. Le relief dans la… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 26 Illusion — Flying Tap Brunnen, Ahmedabad Schwerkraft umgekehrt …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 27 illusion — 01. The idea that if you work hard enough, you re sure to succeed is an [illusion]. Lots of people work hard all their lives without really getting ahead. 02. Mirrors on the walls give the room the [illusion] of being much bigger than it really… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 28 illusion —    Formerly known as illusio, fallacia, and idolum. The term illusion comes from the Latin verb illudere, which means to mock, to delude, to tempt. It is unknown when and by whom the term was introduced, but it has been in use since ancient times …

    Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • 29 Illusion — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Illusion (homonymie). Une illusion est une perception déformée d un sens. L illusion sur scène Les arts du spectacle, par les décors, costumes, effets spéciaux, etc., permettent aux spectateurs de jouir d un… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 30 illusion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dangerous ▪ To believe you have nothing more to learn is a dangerous illusion. ▪ optical, visual ▪ The road ahead looks wet, but in fact this is an optical illusion. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 31 illusion */*/ — UK [ɪˈluːʒ(ə)n] / US [ɪˈluʒ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms illusion : singular illusion plural illusions 1) a false or wrong belief or idea illusion that: Many people still have the illusion that full employment is possible.… …

    English dictionary

  • 32 illusion — il|lu|sion [ıˈlu:ʒən] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin illusio, from illudere to make fun of , from ludere to play ] 1.) an idea or opinion that is wrong, especially about yourself →↑delusion illusion that ▪ They suffer from the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 33 illusion — il|lu|sion [ ı luʒn ] noun count ** 1. ) a false or wrong belief or idea: illusion that: Many people still have the illusion that full employment is possible. create/give/maintain the illusion: This description creates the illusion that we can… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 34 illusion — delusion, illusion overlap in meaning because both are to do with things wrongly believed or thought for various reasons. There is, however, a distinguishing principle: a delusion is a wrong belief regarded from the point of view of the person… …

    Modern English usage

  • 35 Illusion — reizunabhängige Sinneswahrnehmung (fachsprachlich); Wahnbild; Halluzination; Einbildung; Offenbarung; Täuschung; Sinnestäuschung; Vision; Fata Morgana; Fatamorgana; Butterland ( …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 36 illusion — noun (C) 1 an idea or opinion that is wrong, especially about yourself: illusion that: He cherished the illusion that she loved him. | be/labour under an illusion (=believe something that is not true) | have no illusions about (=realize the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 37 illusion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. delusion, hallucination, vision, apparition; chimera, mirage, bubble, figment [of the mind or imagination]; dream, fool s paradise; misconception, self delusion, error; legerdemain. See deception. II… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 38 illusion — [[t]ɪlu͟ːʒ(ə)n[/t]] illusions 1) N VAR: oft N that, N of n/ ing An illusion is a false idea or belief. Do not have any illusions that an industrial tribunal will right all employment wrongs... No one really has any illusions about winning the war …

    English dictionary

  • 39 illusion — • hallucination, sinnesvilla, synvilla, skenbild, inbillning, illusion, drömbild, irrbild • hägring, synvilla, illusion, fantasi, skenbild, villa, hallucination • inbillning, fantasi, illusion, dröm, villfarelse, fiktion …

    Svensk synonymlexikon

  • 40 Illusion — apgaulė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. illusion vok. Illusion, f; Täuschung, f rus. иллюзия, f; обман, m pranc. illusion, f …

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