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Definition 1: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for illusion in the sense of this definition

(illusion is a kind of ...) the act of deceiving

Definition 2: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for illusion in the sense of this definition

(illusion is a kind of ...) the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

"we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal" "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"

(... is a kind of illusion ) a trick performed with playing cards

(... is a kind of illusion ) manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

Definition 3: something many people believe that is false - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where illusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

Synonyms for illusion in the sense of this definition

(illusion is a kind of ...) an incorrect conception

(... is a kind of illusion ) an impracticable and illusory idea

"he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"

(... is a kind of illusion ) an illusion that misleads

(... is a kind of illusion ) the illusion that what you wish for is actually true

Definition 4: an erroneous mental representation - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for illusion in the sense of this definition

(illusion is a kind of ...) a mental representation

"I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

(... is a kind of illusion ) something existing in perception only

"a ghostly apparition at midnight"

(... is a kind of illusion ) the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background

(... is a kind of illusion ) the illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated

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