Complete Definition of "hallucination"

English

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

Pronunciation
IPA|/hÉËluËsÉËneɪÊÉn/, SAMPA|/[email protected]%lu:[email protected]"[email protected]/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪÊÇn|-eɪÊÇn

Noun
en-noun

  1. A sensory perception of something that does not exist, arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion.

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

  1. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; an error, mistake or blunder.

#:*This must have been the hallucination of the transcriber. - Addison

Translations
trans-top|sensory perception of something that does not exist
Finnish: aistiharha, harha-aistimus, hallusinaatio
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trans-top|act of hallucinating
Finnish: harha-aistimus, hallusinaatio
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ttbc|Hindi: भà¥à¤°à¤® (Bhram)
ttbc|Telugu: à°­à±à°°à°¾à°à°¤à°¿ (bhraaMti), à°­à±à°°à°® (bhrama)
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