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English noun: hallucination

1. hallucination (state) illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

Broader (hypernym)delusion, psychotic belief

Narrower (hyponym)acousma, auditory hallucination, pseudohallucination, trip, visual hallucination

2. hallucination (cognition) a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

SamplesHe has delusions of competence.
His dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination.


Broader (hypernym)misconception

Narrower (hyponym)disorientation, freak out

3. hallucination (cognition) an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

SamplesHe refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination.

Broader (hypernym)object

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