hallucination definition

  • noun:
    • Perception of artistic, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulation with a compelling sense of their reality, typically caused by a mental condition or as an answer to a drug.
    • The items or occasions so perceived.
    • A false or mistaken concept; a delusion.
    • A sensory perception of a thing that doesn't exist, as a result of condition for the nervous system, such as delirium tremens; a delusion.
    • The act of hallucinating; a wandering associated with the head; an error, mistake or blunder.
    • The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; error; blunder; a blunder.
    • The perception of things with no truth, or of feelings with no matching external cause, as a result of condition of this neurological system, as in delirium tremens; delusion.
    • An unfounded idea; belief in an unreality; a baseless or altered conception.
    • In pathology and therapy, the evident perception of some outside thing to which no genuine object corresponds.
    • Synonyms Delusion, Illusion (see delusion); phantasm.
    • an object identified during a hallucinatory episode
    • illusory perception; a typical symptom of extreme psychological condition
    • a mistaken or unfounded viewpoint or idea

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