Illusion

Definition of Illusion

Il`lu´sion
n.1.An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.
To cheat the eye with blear illusions.
- Milton.
2.Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charming; enchantment; witchery; glamour.
3.(Physiol.) A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.
4.A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.

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