illusion

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illusion of disturbed mind aberration , chimera , specter
film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence animated cartoon , cartoon , toon
optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object apparent motion , apparent movement , motion , movement
(astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion canal
camera that takes a sequence of photographs that can give the illusion of motion when viewed in rapid succession cine-camera , motion-picture camera , movie camera
illusion that experience happened before déjà vu
illusion that one is reliving an experience deja vu
slight convexity in the shaft of a column; compensates for the illusion of concavity that viewers experience when the sides are perfectly straight entasis
form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement film , flick , motion-picture show , motion picture , movie , moving-picture show , moving picture , pic , picture , picture show
dreamlike illusion hallucination
presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC) Heraclitus
illusion that misleads ignis fatuus , will-o'-the-wisp
practice and art of illusion magic
one who practices the arts of illusion magician
desert, illusion of water in mirage
oasis, illusion of mirage
optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions mirage
optical illusion mirage
optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects mirage
illusion, visual optical illusion
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