Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!


optical illusion


Definitions from WordNet

Noun optical illusion has 1 sense
  1. optical illusion - an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression
    --1 is a kind of
    optical phenomenon
    --1 has particulars:
     apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement; mirage

Definitions from the Web

Optical Illusion


An optical illusion refers to any visual phenomena that deceive the human eye and brain, causing individuals to perceive something that does not match the physical reality.


Sense 1: Visual Deception

Optical illusions are often used to create visual deception, making objects appear different from what they truly are.

Example sentence: The artist's use of color and perspective in the painting created an intriguing optical illusion.

Sense 2: Cognitive Trickery

Certain optical illusions exploit the brain's cognitive processes, leading to perceptual distortions or misinterpretations.

Example sentence: Staring at the spinning spiral had an unexpected effect on my perception, as I experienced a fascinating optical illusion.


Usage 1: Popular Culture

Optical illusions have gained significant popularity in various forms of art, entertainment, and online media.

Example sentence: The viral video showcasing mind-boggling optical illusions quickly became an internet sensation.

Usage 2: Local Phenomena

Some regions are renowned for their unique optical illusions, often related to geographical or meteorological conditions.

Example sentence: The canyon's peculiar shape gave rise to an extraordinary local optical illusion, where distant rocks appeared to float in midair.

Related Products

optical device optical disc optical disk optical fiber optical fibre optical flint optical fusion optical glass optical illusion optical instrument optical lens optical maser optical opacity optical phenomenon optical prism optical pyrometer optical telescope

Sponsored (shop thru our affiliate link to help maintain this site):

Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus