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Noun illusion has 4 senses
  1. illusion, semblance - an erroneous mental representation
    --1 is a kind of appearance
    --1 has particulars:
     apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, shadow; irradiation; phantom limb
  2. 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
  3. delusion, illusion, head game - the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
    --3 is a kind of deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
  4. 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
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