hallucination
noun Date: 1629 1. a. perception of objects with no reality usually arising from disorder of the nervous system or in response to drugs (as LSD) b. the object so perceived 2. an unfounded or mistaken impression or notion ; delusion Synonyms: see delusion

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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 — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • hallucination — [n] dream, delusion aberration, apparition, fantasy, figment of the imagination*, head trip*, illusion, mirage, phantasm, phantasmagoria, phantom, trip*, vision, wraith; concepts 529,532,690 Ant. experience, fact, reality, truth …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • hallucination —    Formerly known as hallucinatio, allucinatio, alucinatio, * alusia, * fallacia, * idolum, and *phantasma. Hallucination can be defined as a percept, experienced by a waking individual, in the absence of an appropriate stimulus from the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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