/ (ˌpæraɪˈdəʊlɪə) /
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the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features
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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
Word Origin for pareidolia
C20: from para- 4 + eidolon
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