APPARITION

n. 1. a visual illusion that results from the distortion of a perceived object of some kind. Often interpreted as threatening, apparitions may be associated with a neurological disorder, psychosis, or a toxic disorder, such as cocaine-induced psychosis. 2. refers to the perceived manifestation of a ghost or spirit. See also Gliosi image.. 3. the act of becoming visible to others.

APPARITION: "The person claimed to have seen an apparition after taking hallucinogenic drugs for recreational purposes. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APPARITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apparition/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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