psychotic-like hallucination
   The term psychotic-like hallucination is indebted to the medical Latin term * psychosis, which in turn stems from the Greek noun psuchosis (the giving of life, the process of animating). It is used more or less interchangeably with terms such as *pseudohallucination, *quasi-hallucination, and * dissociative hallucination. All these terms are used to express the observation that the phenomenon in question is reminiscent of a * hallucination proper, but that it lacks one or more of the latter's formal characteristics. The term psychotic-like hallucination is used in opposition to terms such as hallucination proper, *true hallucination, "veridical hallucination, and "psychotic hallucination.
   References
   Scott, J., Chant, D., Andrews, G., McGrath, J. (2006). Psychotic-like experiences in the general community: The correlates of CIDI psychosis screen items in an Australian sample. Psychological Medicine, 36, 231-238.
   Slade, P.D., Bentall, R.P. (1988). Sensory deception. A scientific analysis of hallucination. London: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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