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phan·tasm

 (făn′tăz′əm)
n.
1. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition. Also called phantasma.
2. An illusory mental image. Also called phantasma.
3. In Platonic philosophy, objective reality as perceived and distorted by the five senses.

[Middle English fantasme, from Old French, from Latin phantasma, from Greek, from phantazein, to make visible, from phantos, visible, from phainein, to show; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

phan·tas′mal (făn-tăz′məl), phan·tas′mic (-tăz′mĭk) adj.

phantasm

(ˈfæntæzəm)
n
1. a phantom
2. an illusory perception of an object, person, etc
3. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Plato) objective reality as distorted by perception
[C13: from Old French fantasme, from Latin phantasma, from Greek; related to Greek phantazein to cause to be seen, from phainein to show]
phanˈtasmal, phantasmalian, phanˈtasmic, phanˈtasmical adj
phanˈtasmally, phanˈtasmically adv

phan•tasm

(ˈfæn tæz əm)

n.
1. an apparition or specter.
2. a creation of the imagination or fancy; fantasy.
3. a mental image or representation of a real object.
4. an illusory likeness of something.
[1175–1225; Middle English fantesme < Old French < Latin phantasma < Greek phántasma image, vision]
phan•tas′mal, phan•tas′mic, phan•tas′mi•cal, adj.

phantasm

a vision or other perception of something that has no physical or objective reality, as a ghost or other supernatural apparition. Also phantasma. See also images; philosophy.
See also: Perception
a vision or other perception of something that has no physical or objective reality, especially in the sense of a ghost or other supernatural apparition. Also phantasma. See also images; philosophy.
See also: Ghosts
the mental image or representation of a real person or thing. See also ghosts; perception.
See also: Images, Philosophy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phantasm - a ghostly appearing figurephantasm - a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Flying Dutchman - the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
2.phantasm - something existing in perception onlyphantasm - something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
flying saucer, UFO, unidentified flying object - an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins
Flying Dutchman - a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope
ghost, specter, wraith, spectre, spook, shade - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
illusion, semblance - an erroneous mental representation

phantasm

noun
1. A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Regional: haunt.
2. An illusory mental image:
3. An erroneous perception of reality:
Translations

phantasm

[ˈfæntæzəm] Nfantasma m

phantasm

, phantasma
n pl <phantasmata> → Phantasma nt

phan·tasm

n. fantasma, ilusión óptica, aparición.
References in classic literature ?
For months I could not rid myself of the phantasm of the cat; and, during this period, there came back into my spirit a half-sentiment that seemed, but was not, remorse.
Experience had bred no fancies in him that could raise the phantasm of appetite.
Bog-lights, vapours of mysticism, psychic overtones, soul orgies, wailings among the shadows, weird gnosticisms, veils and tissues of words, gibbering subjectivisms, gropings and maunderings, ontological fantasies, pan-psychic hallucinations--this is the stuff, the phantasms of hope, that fills your bookshelves.
In every encounter Veronica has with the phantasm it causes some sort of physical harm in the form of bruises or bite marks.
32) See especially Therese Cory's critique of the standard account of abstraction either as a process of selective attention to some aspects of the phantasm or as a process of stripping the material features of the phantasm, in "Rethinking Abstractionism: Aquinas's Intellectual Light and Some Arabic Sources," Journal of the History of Philosophy 53, no.
She offers a configurative approach, investigating conceptual clusters, the metaphor of the body surface as limit or wall, the phantasm of flaying, the utopian fantasy of transcending the skin, theepidermis as a legible screen, and the body and its parts as bearers of ethnic information, colour traces, or stigmata, the curator of the gallery further explained.
According to Jacques Lacan, the phantasm, or fantasy, is distinguished by the fact that it pushes its way in front of the real, protects it, and thus makes it harder to access.
30am tomorrow is a less well known animation from 1993 called Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (PG).
Precisely this and only this exaltation triggered by the discovery of the possibility of exteriorization allows me to experience another exaltation incited by the phantasm of the intuitive knowledge of things.
I've actually got Angus Scrimm (the evil Tall Man in the Phantasm series) playing a very bizarre priest in John Dies at the End.
9) Thus the phantasm, as well as the external and internal senses on which it depends, serves as a sine qua non of human understanding.
Photographs and images interspersed with the text give shape and substance to the phantasm of the author, and give the work a hybrid quality that reinforces the hybridity of its individual parts.