2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hallucination \Hal*lu'ci*na"tion\ (-n[=a]"sh[u^]n), noun [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 of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; delusion.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

2: a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination" [syn: {delusion}, {hallucination}]

3: an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; "he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"

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