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Meaning of HALLUCINATION

Pronunciation:  hu`loosu'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; "he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"
  2. [n]  a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
  3. [n]  illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
 

HALLUCINATION is a 13 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: delusion
 
 See Also: acousma, auditory hallucination, delusion, disorientation, freak out, misconception, object, pseudohallucination, psychotic belief, trip, visual hallucination

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hal*lu`ci*na"tion\, n. [L. hallucinatio: cf. F.
hallucination.]
1. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; error;
   mistake; a blunder.

         This must have been the hallucination of the
         transcriber.                          --Addison.



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

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

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A false perception with no basis in reality; may be seen, heard or smelled.
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: To have a hallucination in your dream, symbolizes an image from your unconscious. They can also represent repressed emotions and feelings that you do not want to confront. Your dream may be telling you to be more alert and to express yourself more clearly. Alternatively, it refers to self-deception. What are you trying to hide?
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberration, agnosia, apparition, bamboozlement, befooling, block, blocking, bluffing, brainchild, bubble, calculated deception, chimera, circumvention, conning, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defrauding, delirium, delirium tremens, delusion, delusion of persecution, delusiveness, disorientation, dream, dupery, eidolon, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, fancy, fantasque, fantasy, fata morgana, fiction, figment, flight of ideas, flimflam, flimflammery, fond illusion, fooling, ghost, hallucinosis, hoodwinking, idle fancy, illusion, imagery, imagination, imagining, insubstantial image, invention, kidding, maggot, make-believe, mental block, mental confusion, mind-expansion, mirage, myth, nihilism, nihilistic delusion, outwitting, overreaching, paralogia, phantasm, phantom, psychological block, putting on, romance, self-deception, sick fancy, snow job, song and dance, spoofery, spoofing, subterfuge, swindling, thick-coming fancies, trickiness, tricking, trip, tripping, vapor, victimization, vision, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams, willful misconception, wishful thinking, wraith
 

 

 

 

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