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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 il·lu·sion /ɪˈluʒən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 il·lu·sion /ɪlˈuʒən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    Ye soft illusions, dear deceits, arise!   --Pope.
 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.
 Note:Some modern writers distinguish between an illusion and hallucination, regarding the former as originating with some external object, and the latter as having no objective occasion whatever.
 4. A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.
 Syn: -- Delusion; mockery; deception; chimera; fallacy. See Delusion. Illusion, Delusion. Illusion refers particularly to errors of the sense; delusion to false hopes or deceptions of the mind. An optical deception is an illusion; a false opinion is a delusion.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an erroneous mental representation [syn: semblance]
      2: something many people believe that is false; "they have the
         illusion that I am very wealthy" [syn: fantasy, phantasy,
      3: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
         [syn: delusion, head game]
      4: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
         [syn: magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic,
         legerdemain, conjuration, deception]