Illusion vs Hallucination what difference

what is difference between Illusion and Hallucination

English

Etymology

From Old French illusion, from Latin illūsiō, from illūdere, from in- (at, upon) + lūdere (to play, mock, trick). Displaced native Old English dwimmer.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈl(j)uːʒ(ə)n/
  • (General American) enPR: ĭ-lo͞o’zhən, IPA(key): [ɪˈluː.ʒən]
  • (Conservative RP) IPA(key): /ɪˈl(j)uːzj(ə)n/
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun

illusion (countable and uncountable, plural illusions)

  1. (countable) Anything that seems to be something that it is not.
  2. (countable) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
  3. (countable) A magician’s trick.
  4. (uncountable) The state of being deceived or misled.

Synonyms

  • (that seems to be something it is not): mirage, phantom
  • (a belief in something untrue; the state of being misled): delusion
  • (a belief in something untrue): misapprehension, misbelief, misconception

Derived terms

Translations


Danish

Etymology

From French illusion, from Latin illūsio.

Noun

illusion c (singular definite illusionen, plural indefinite illusioner)

  1. illusion

Inflection

Further reading

  • “illusion” in Den Danske Ordbog

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i.ly.zjɔ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃
  • Homophone: illusions

Noun

illusion f (plural illusions)

  1. illusion

Related terms

  • illusoire
  • illusoirement

Descendants

  • Danish: illusion

Further reading

  • “illusion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪlɵˈɧuːn/

Noun

illusion c

  1. an illusion

Declension

Related terms

  • illusorisk

See also

  • illustration
  • illustrera
  • synvilla
  • trick


English

Etymology

Derives from the verb hallucinate, from Latin hallucinatus. Compare French hallucination. The first known usage in the English language is from Sir Thomas Browne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

hallucination (countable and uncountable, plural hallucinations)

  1. A sensory perception of something that does not exist, often arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion.
    • 1871, William Alexander Hammond, A Treatise on the Diseases of the Nervous System
      Hallucinations are always evidence of cerebral derangement and are common phenomena of insanity.
  2. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; an error, mistake or blunder.
    • This must have been the hallucination of the transcriber.

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin hallūcinātiō; synchronically analysable as halluciner +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /a.ly.si.na.sjɔ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃
  • Homophone: hallucinations

Noun

hallucination f (plural hallucinations)

  1. hallucination

Related terms

  • hallucinant
  • hallucinatoire
  • halluciné
  • halluciner
  • hallucinogène
  • hallucinose

Further reading

  • “hallucination” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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