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Noun illusion has 4 senses
- illusion, semblance - an erroneous mental representation
--1 is a kind of appearance
--1 has particulars:
- illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
--2 is a kind of misconception
--2 has particulars: bubble; will-o'-the-wisp, ignis fatuus; wishful thinking
- delusion, illusion, head game - the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
--3 is a kind of deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
- magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, illusion, deception - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
--4 is a kind of performance
--4 has particulars: card trick; prestidigitation, sleight of hand