oneirism
   The term oneirism comes from the Greek noun oneiros, which means * dream. It also refers to the * Oneiroi, the gods of dreams featuring in Greek mythology. The term is used to denote an imaginative, dream-like thought or *illusion, experienced while one is awake. It is sometimes used as a synonym for * daydream.
   References
   Maury, L.F.A. (1865). Le sommeil et les rêves. Études psychologiques sur ces phénomènes et les divers états qui s'y rattachent. Troisième édition. Paris: Librairie Académique Didier et Cie., Libraires-Éditeurs.

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