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hal·lu·ci·na·tion

 (hə-lo͞o′sə-nā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory stimuli in the absence of any external objects or events and with a compelling sense of their reality, resulting from certain mental and physical disorders or as a response to a drug.
b. The objects or events so perceived.
2. A false or mistaken idea.

hal·lu′ci·na′tion·al, hal·lu′ci·na′tive adj.

hallucination

(həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən)
n
(Psychology) the alleged perception of an object when no object is present, occurring under hypnosis, in some mental disorders, etc
halˌluciˈnational, halˈlucinative, halˈlucinatory adj

hal•lu•ci•na•tion

(həˌlu səˈneɪ ʃən)

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 certain toxic substances, and usu. manifested as visual or auditory images.
2. the sensation caused by a hallucinatory condition or the object or scene visualized.
3. a false belief or impression; illusion; delusion.
[1640–50; < Latin]
hal•lu`ci•na′tion•al, hal•lu′ci•na`tive (-ˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv) adj.

hallucination

A perception or image of an external object that is not there in reality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hallucination - illusory perceptionhallucination - illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
acousma, auditory hallucination - illusory auditory perception of strange nonverbal sounds
pseudohallucination - an image vivid enough to be a hallucination but recognized as unreal
trip - a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
visual hallucination - illusory visual perception
2.hallucination - a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
misconception - an incorrect conception
disorientation, freak out - a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
3.hallucination - an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; "he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"
object - the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"

hallucination

hallucination

noun
1. An erroneous perception of reality:
2. An illusion of perceiving something that does not really exist:
Slang: trip.
Translations
هَذَيان، هَلْوَسَه
halucinace
hallucination
aistiharhahallusinaatioharha-aistimus
hallucináció
ofskynjun
haliucinacija
halucinācija

hallucination

[həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən] Nalucinación f

hallucination

[həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃən] n
(= experience) → hallucination f
(= thing imagined) → hallucination f

hallucination

n
(inf: = false idea) → Wahnvorstellung f

hallucination

[həˌluːsɪˈneɪʃn] nallucinazione f

hallucination

(həluːsiˈneiʃən) noun
the seeing of something that is not really there. He had hallucinations after he took drugs.

hal·lu·ci·na·tion

n. alucinación, alucinamiento, percepción que no tiene precedencia o estímulo real;
auditory ___, imaginary perception of sounds___ auditiva, percepción imaginaria de sonidos;
gustatory ___, imaginary sensation of taste___ gustativa, sensación imaginaria del gusto;
haptic ___, imaginary perception of pain, temperature, or skin sensations___ táctil, percepción imaginaria de dolor, de temperatura o de sensaciones en la piel;
motor ___, imaginary movement of the body___ de movimiento, percepción imaginaria de movimiento del cuerpo;
olfactory ___, imaginary smells___ olfativa, de olores imaginarios.

hallucination

n alucinación f
References in classic literature ?
You will call it an hallucination," Hawver said, "but that does not matter.
Either I was being dogged, watched, followed, day and night, indoors and out, or I was the victim of a very ominous hallucination.
It was the young man who persists in some strange hallucination as to a certain Mademoiselle Violet.
In a moment the entire family was at the place, but nothing was heard, and the voice was believed to be an hallucination caused by the mother's great anxiety and her disordered nerves.
Once, opening his eyes, he saw what he took to be an hallucination.
It may be that we were the sport of a kind of hallucination brought about by the semi-darkness of the theater and the partial gloom that filled Box Five.
Slowly the solid stone sank noiselessly back into the wall--there was no hallucination here.
How glad and how grateful the relief from this unnatural hallucination of the night, and the fatal contingency of being brought by the lee
I could not fathom the seeming hallucination, nor could I free myself from it; but somewhere in the innermost recesses of my soul I felt a strange yearning toward these unknown foemen, and a mighty hope surged through me that the fleet would return and demand a reckoning from the green warriors who had so ruthlessly and wantonly attacked it.
Well, perhaps it was a hallucination, I don't know," said Parfen.
He plodded on for half an hour, when the hallucination arose again.
It was very terrible if true; if a temporary hallucination, sad.