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optical illusionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɒp.tɪ.kəl ɪˈluː.ʒən/  us   /ˌɑːp.tɪ.kəl ɪˈluː.ʒən/
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optical illusionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑp·tɪ·kəl ɪˈlu·ʒən/
something that you ​think you ​see, but that is not really there: Some ​sort of optical illusion makes these things ​seem to ​travelfaster than they really do.
(Definition of optical illusion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “optical illusion”
in Chinese (Simplified) 视错觉, 光幻觉…
in Turkish göz yanılması, optik yanılsama…
in Russian оптический обман…
in Chinese (Traditional) 視錯覺, 光幻覺…
in Polish złudzenie optyczne…
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