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HALLUCINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hallucination mean? 

HALLUCINATION (noun)
  The noun HALLUCINATION has 3 senses:

1. illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
2. a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
3. an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

  Familiarity information: HALLUCINATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HALLUCINATION (noun)


Sense 1hallucination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hallucination" is a kind of...):

delusion; psychotic belief ((psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hallucination"):

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)

visual hallucination (illusory visual perception)


Sense 2hallucination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

delusion; hallucination

Context examples:

he has delusions of competence / his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

Hypernyms ("hallucination" is a kind of...):

misconception (an incorrect conception)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hallucination"):

disorientation; freak out (a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug))


Sense 3hallucination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination

Hypernyms ("hallucination" is a kind of...):

object (the focus of cognitions or feelings)


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