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illusionnoun [C]

 us   /ɪˈlu·ʒən/
an idea or belief that is not true, or something that is not what it seems to be: We have no illusions about how difficult the job will be. [+ that clause] I was under the illusion that trains ran frequently on weekends (= I wrongly believed this). They managed to create the illusion of space in a tiny apartment.
illusory
adjective  us   /ɪˈlu·sə·ri, -zə·ri/
Her fears were illusory.
(Definition of illusion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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illusionnoun

uk   /ɪˈluː.ʒən/  us   /ɪˈluː.ʒən/
C2 [C or U] an idea or belief that is not true: He had no illusions about his talents as a singer. I'm under no illusions (= I understand the truth) about the man I married. My boss is labouring under the illusion that (= wrongly believes that) the project will be completed on time.
C2 [C] something that is not really what it seems to be: A large mirror in a room can create the illusion of space. The impression of calm in the office is just an illusion.
(Definition of illusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “illusion”
in Korean 환상…
in Arabic وَهْم…
in Malaysian ilusi…
in French illusion…
in Russian иллюзия, обман, впечатление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幻覺,幻想, 假像,錯覺…
in Italian illusione…
in Turkish hayal, hülya, kuruntu…
in Polish złudzenie, iluzja…
in Spanish ilusión…
in Vietnamese ảo tưởng…
in Portuguese ilusão…
in Thai ภาพหลอน, ภาพมายา, ภาพลวงตา…
in German die Täuschung…
in Catalan il·lusió…
in Japanese 錯覚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幻觉,幻想, 假象,错觉…
in Indonesian ilusi…
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