pareidolia

/ (ˌpæraɪˈdəʊlɪə) /

noun

the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
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Word Origin for pareidolia

C20: from para- 4 + eidolon
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