pareidolia

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par·ei·do·lia

 (păr′ī-dō′lē-ə)
n.
The perception of a recognizable image or meaningful pattern where none exists or is intended, as the perception of a face in the surface features of the moon.

[para- + Greek eidōlon, image, phantom; see idol + -ia.]

pareidolia

(ˌpæraɪˈdəʊlɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features
[C20: from para-4 + eidolon]
Translations
paréidolie
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