What is the difference between Allusion and Illusion?




What is the difference between Allusion and Illusion? :


Allusion :

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1 ) Indirect reference

I made an allusion to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

This is in allusion to what you said last Sunday.



Illusion :

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1 ) False idea or false belief or impression, delusion

I have no illusion about my ability.

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2 ) Imaginary thing that a person wrongly believes to exist, false perception

That was an optical illusion.

In the hot sun, the surface of the road seems wet. But that is only an illusion.











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