from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
- n. The objects or events so perceived.
- n. A false or mistaken idea; a delusion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sensory perception of something that does not exist, arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion.
- n. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; an error, mistake or blunder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; error; mistake; a blunder.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An unfounded notion; belief in an unreality; a baseless or distorted conception.
- n. In pathology and psychology, the apparent perception of some external thing to which no real object corresponds.
- n. Synonyms Delusion, Illusion (see delusion); phantasm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
- n. illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
- n. a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
We then see a Yin hallucination (a tearful Yin says “Sayonara, Hei” while he tries to grab her).
I fell prey to water intoxication or low sodium, which is characterized by hallucination, memory loss, and corporal ineptness; a veritable cornucopia of psychoses.
The only hallucination is that republican values are good for america – and you seem to be quite high …
The other partisans of a natural explanation while avoiding the word hallucination, eventually fall back on the system of Renan which they merely endeavour to render a little less complicated.
It was an elaborate hallucination, which is why he'll open the season in a rehab institution.
Unlike a hallucination, which is a sensory experience in the absence of a stimulus, an illusion describes a misinterpretation of a true sensation so it is perceived in a distorted manner.
There are genuine moments of art floating about in the movie - namely a hallucination sequence as well as an exhausting escape by sea that really are heightened by the animation - but there are images in here that are not done justice by Folman's decision to make the film the way that he has.
I was AGAIN woken from my nap by a pain hallucination, which is a BAD sign since I woke yesterday by the screaming moan I was giving off, waking me and Linda both; which indicates that my body is in BAD pain.
The pack needs a catalyst to allow their shape to shift and in this book the part is taken by the Amarita mushroom usually known as a hallucination inducing drug.
A hallucination is a case in which one has an experience qualitatively like perception, but there is no external object that one is perceiving.