Science / Psychiatry / Illusion: A misperception or misinterpretation of a real external stimulus, such as hearing the rustling of leaves as the sound of voices. See also hallucination.

Other Words for Illusion

Illusion Noun Synonyms: deception, delusion, fancy, misconception, misapprehension, fallacy, error, mistake, mistaken or false impression

Illusion Of Depth

Technology / Television (TV) / Illusion Of Depth: The ability of the two-dimensional television image to create an illusion whereby space seems to recede into the image. A telephoto lens creates a small illusion of depth and a wide-angle lens creates MORE

Delusion of doubles ( lillusion de soises)

Science / Psychiatry / Delusion of doubles ( lillusion de soises) : delusional belief that a person known to an individual has been replaced by a double. It is seen in Capgras syndrome. MORE


Science / Psychiatry / Formication: The tactile hallucination or illusion that insects are crawling on the body or under the skin. MORE

Déjà Pensé

Science / Psychiatry / Déjà Pensé: illusion of recognition of a new thought MORE

Visual Hallucination

Science / Psychiatry / Visual Hallucination: A hallucination involving sight, which may consist of formed images, such as of people, or of unformed images, such as flashes of light. Visual hallucinations should be distinguished from illusions, w MORE


Entertainment / Photography / Zoetrope: Is an early device for creating illusion of continuous motion. A sequence of still pictures was viewed so quickly through slits in a rotating drum, that the images appeared to merge. MORE