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Illusion vs. Reality

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Illusionnoun

(countable) Anything that seems to be something that it is not.

‘We saw what looked like a tiger among the trees, but it was an illusion caused by the shadows of the branches.’; ‘Using artificial additives, scientists can create the illusion of fruit flavours in food.’;

Realitynoun

The state of being actual or real.

‘The reality of the crash scene on TV dawned upon him only when he saw the victim was no actor but his friend.’;

Illusionnoun

(countable) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.

‘Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.’;

Realitynoun

A real entity, event or other fact.

‘The ultimate reality of life is that it ends in death.’;

Illusionnoun

(countable) A magician’s trick.

Realitynoun

The entirety of all that is real.

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Illusionnoun

(uncountable) The state of being deceived or misled.

Realitynoun

An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real.

Illusionnoun

An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.

‘To cheat the eye with blear illusions.’;

Realitynoun

(obsolete) Loyalty; devotion.

Illusionnoun

Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charming; enchantment; witchery; glamour.

‘Ye soft illusions, dear deceits, arise!’;

Realitynoun

Realty; real estate.

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Illusionnoun

A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.

Realitynoun

The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.

‘A man fancies that he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning.’;

Illusionnoun

A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.

Realitynoun

That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has objective existence, and is not merely an idea.

‘And to realities yield all her shows.’; ‘My neck may be an idea to you, but it is a reality to me.’;

Illusionnoun

an erroneous mental representation

Realitynoun

Loyalty; devotion.

‘To express our reality to the emperor.’;

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Illusionnoun

something many people believe that is false;

‘they have the illusion that I am very wealthy’;

Realitynoun

See 2d Realty, 2.

Illusionnoun

the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas

Realitynoun

all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you;

‘his world was shattered’; ‘we live in different worlds’; ‘for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were’;

Illusionnoun

an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

Realitynoun

the state of being actual or real;

‘the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him’;

Illusion

An illusion is a distortion of the senses, which can reveal how the human brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Although illusions distort our perception of reality, they are generally shared by most people.Illusions may occur with any of the human senses, but visual illusions (optical illusions) are the best-known and understood.

Realitynoun

the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be;

‘businessmen have to face harsh realities’;

Realitynoun

the quality possessed by something that is real

Realitynoun

the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them

‘Laura was losing touch with reality’; ‘he refuses to face reality’;

Realitynoun

a thing that is actually experienced or seen, especially when this is unpleasant

‘the harsh realities of life in a farming community’;

Realitynoun

a thing that exists in fact, having previously only existed in one's mind

‘we want to make the dream a reality’;

Realitynoun

the quality of being lifelike

‘the reality of Marryat's detail’;

Realitynoun

relating to reality TV

‘a reality show’;

Realitynoun

the state or quality of having existence or substance

‘youth, when death has no reality’;

Realitynoun

existence that is absolute, self-sufficient, or objective, and not subject to human decisions or conventions.

Reality

Reality is the sum or aggregate of all that is real or existent within a system, as opposed to that which is only imaginary. The term is also used to refer to the ontological status of things, indicating their existence.

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