hallucination

  • 1 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,… …

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  • 2 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.… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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

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

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

    Svensk synonymlexikon

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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,… …

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

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  • 11 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

  • 12 hallucination — hallucinational, hallucinative /heuh looh seuh nay tiv, neuh tiv/, adj. /heuh looh seuh nay sheuhn/, n. 1. a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to… …

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  • 13 Hallucination — L hallucination est définie classiquement comme étant une « perception sans objet », et plus précisément selon Henri Ey comme une « perception sans objet à percevoir ». Elle se distingue d une illusion, qui est une perception… …

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  • 14 hallucination — (al lu si na sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Terme de médecine. Perception de sensations sans aucun objet extérieur qui les fasse naître. •   L hallucination, dans cette conjoncture, Vous ôte les clartés d une telle aventure, HAUTER. Crisp …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 hallucination — [[t]həlu͟ːsɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] hallucinations 1) N VAR A hallucination is the experience of seeing something that is not really there because you are ill or have taken a drug. The drug induces hallucinations at high doses... Hallucination is common… …

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  • 16 hallucination — The occurrence of an experience in itself indistinguishable from a perception of something, but without an appropriate external cause. Hallucination is sometimes distinguished from pseudohallucination, in which the experience occurs but is not… …

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  • 17 hallucination — UK [həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US [həˌlus(ə)nˈeɪʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms hallucination : singular hallucination plural hallucinations a) [countable] something that you think you can see or hear that is not really there, especially because of an illness… …

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  • 18 hallucination — noun /həˌluːsəˈneɪʃən/ a) A sensory perception of something that does not exist, arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion. , Hallucinations are always evidence of cerebral derangement and are common… …

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  • 19 hallucination — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ mild ▪ vivid ▪ auditory, visual ▪ drug induced VERB + HALLUCINATION ▪ …

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  • 20 hallucination — noun are you sure that what you saw wasn t a hallucination? Syn: delusion, illusion, figment of the imagination, vision, apparition, mirage, chimera, fantasy; (hallucinations) delirium, phantasmagoria; informal trip, pink elephants …

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