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Definition: An illusion is any magical effect that to the spectator looks impossible, but is accomplished through real-world means. Illusion is often applied to the large stage magic tricks-the kinds with boxes where people are made to disappear, sawed in half, levitated and more.

A person who performs magic is an illusionist. However, the term is mostly applied to performers who present big stage tricks.

The magician performed the sawing-in-half illusion.

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