[ ih-loo-zhuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ɪˈlu ʒəˌnɪz əm /
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a technique of using pictorial methods in order to deceive the eye.Compare trompe l'oeil.
Philosophy. a theory or doctrine that the material world is an illusion.
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OTHER WORDS FROM illusionismil·lu·sion·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for illusionism
/ (ɪˈluːʒəˌnɪzəm) /
philosophy the doctrine that the external world exists only in illusory sense perceptions
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
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