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  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 of the transcriber. - Addison
  • Etymology: Derives from verb to hallucinate, from hallucinatus. Compare French hallucination. The first known usage in the English language is from Sir Thomas Browne.

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