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Meaning of illusion by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( RP )1 IPA: /ɪˈluːʒən/
    • ( RP )2 IPA: /ɪˈluːzjən/
    • Rhymes: -uːʒən


    illusion ( countable and uncountable; plural: illusions )

    1. ( 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 .
    2. ( countable ) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true .
      Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her .
    3. ( countable ) A magician’s trick .
    4. ( uncountable ) The fact of being an illusion ( in any of the above senses ) .

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Explanation of illusion by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. an illusory feat

    2. the act of deluding

    3. something many people believe that is false

    4. they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
    5. an erroneous mental representation