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NOUN (2)

1. a ghostly appearing figure;
- Example: "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
[syn: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre]

2. something existing in perception only;
- Example: "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
[syn: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Phantasm \Phan"tasm\, n. [L. phantasma. See Phantom, and cf. Fantasm.] [Spelt also fantasm.] 1. An image formed by the mind, and supposed to be real or material; a shadowy or airy appearance; sometimes, an optical illusion; a phantom; a dream. [1913 Webster] They be but phantasms or apparitions. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. A mental image or representation of a real object; a fancy; a notion. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster] Figures or little features, of which the description had produced in you no phantasm or expectation. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fantasm \Fan"tasm\, n. [See Phantasm, Fancy.] Same as Phantasm. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fantasm n 1: a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us" [syn: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre] 2: something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight" [syn: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow]