illusionistic

illusionism

[ih-loo-zhuh-niz-uhm]
noun
1.
a technique of using pictorial methods in order to deceive the eye. Compare trompe l'oeil.
2.
Philosophy. a theory or doctrine that the material world is an illusion.

Origin:
1835–45; illusion + -ism

illusionistic, adjective
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illusionism (ɪˈluːʒəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
1.  philosophy the doctrine that the external world exists only in illusory sense perceptions
2.  the use of highly illusory effects in art or decoration, esp the use of perspective in painting to create an impression of three-dimensional reality

illusionist (ɪˈluːʒənɪst)
 
n
1.  a person given to illusions; visionary; dreamer
2.  philosophy a person who believes in illusionism
3.  an artist who practises illusionism
4.  a conjuror; magician
 
illusion'istic
 
adj

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