Hallucination
Hallucination Hal*lu`ci*na"tion (-n[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. hallucinatio: cf. F. hallucination.] 1. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; error; mistake; a blunder. [1913 Webster]

This must have been the hallucination of the transcriber. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) The perception of objects which have no reality, or of sensations which have no corresponding external cause, arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; delusion. [1913 Webster]

Hallucinations are always evidence of cerebral derangement and are common phenomena of insanity. --W. A. Hammond. [1913 Webster]


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  • hallucination — [ a(l)lysinasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1660; lat. hallucinatio 1 ♦ Méd. Perception pathologique de faits, d objets qui n existent pas, de sensations en l absence de tout stimulus extérieur. ⇒ illusion, onirisme, rêve. Hallucinations visuelles (⇒ mirage,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hallucination — (n.) in the pathological/psychological sense of seeing or hearing something which is not there, 1640s, from L. hallucinationem (nom. hallucinatio), from pp. stem of hallucinari (see HALLUCINATE (Cf. hallucinate)). Hallucination is distinct from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hallucination — (v. lat., Sinnestäuschung), 1) im Allgemeinen diejenige sinnliche Vorstellung, welche nicht durch einen wirklichen Gegenstand der Wahrnehmung, also von außen, erregt wird, sondern der eigenen Thätigkeit des Organismus u. namentlich des… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • hallucination — index figment, insanity, phantom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hallucination — • hallucination, sinnesvilla, synvilla, skenbild, inbillning, illusion, drömbild, irrbild • inbillning, fantasi, illusion, dröm, villfarelse, fiktion …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • hallucination — *delusion, mirage, illusion Analogous words: *apparition, phantasm, phantom, wraith: fantasy, *fancy, vision, dream, nightmare …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • hallucination — [hə lo͞o΄si nā′shən] n. [L hallucinatio < hallucinari: see HALLUCINATE] 1. the apparent perception of sights, sounds, etc. that are not actually present: it may occur in certain mental disorders 2. the imaginary object apparently seen, heard,… …   English World dictionary

  • Hallucination — For other uses, see Hallucination (disambiguation). Hallucination Classification and external resources My eyes at the moment of the apparitions by August Natterer …   Wikipedia

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