Definition of Phantasm

1. Noun. A ghostly appearing figure. "We were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

Exact synonyms: Apparition, Fantasm, Phantasma, Phantom, Specter, Spectre
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit
Specialized synonyms: Flying Dutchman
Derivative terms: Phantasmal



2. Noun. Something existing in perception only. "A ghostly apparition at midnight"

Definition of Phantasm

1. n. 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.

Definition of Phantasm

1. Noun. something seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or apparition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phantasm

1. a creation of the imagination [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phantasm

1. 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. "They be but phantasms or apparitions." (Sir W. Raleigh) 2. A mental image or representation of a real object; a fancy; a notion. "Figures or little features, of which the description had produced in you no phantasm or expectation." (Jer. Taylor) Origin: L. Phantasma. See Phantom, and cf. Fantasm] [Spelt also fantasm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Phantasm

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1. Philosophical Essays Presented to John Watson by John Watson (1922)
"THE FUNCTION OF THE phantasm IN ST. THOMAS AQUINAS. The task that I put myself to work at was to try to find out what connexion there is between the ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"Or, lastly, can you be so much as sure that yourself shall always have the same phantasm from the same object, when you are not always the same with ..."

3. Paths to Power: Central Church Sermons by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus (1905)
"IT would be a strangely inadequate study of spiritual power which could neglect to consider, by contrast, the phantasm of power which so often struts for a ..."

4. Letters and Other Writings of James Madison by James Madison (1865)
"His details relating to Cicero, and his phantasm, as it may be called, of a monument to the fame of that orator and sage, will have an interest for his ..."

5. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"To this sense sound sundry passages of a modern writer :e as, " Whatsoever we know, we learn from our phantasms; but there is no phantasm of infinite, ..."

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