April 03, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
illusion ˈluːʒən/ noun
illusion
ˈluːʒən/
noun

plural illusions

The magician's trick is just an illusion.
The magician's trick is just an illusion.
Learner's definition of ILLUSION

[count]

1 : something that looks or seems different from what it is : something that is false or not real but that seems to be true or real

  • The video game is designed to give the illusion that you are in control of an airplane.

  • They used paint to create the illusion of metal.

  • She says that all progress is just an illusion.

2 : an incorrect idea : an idea that is based on something that is not true

  • She had/harbored no illusions about how much work the project would require. [=she knew the project would require a lot of work]

  • He was under the illusion [=he mistakenly believed] that he was a good player.

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