Phantasm Definition

făntăzəm
phantasms
noun
phantasms
A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost.
Webster's New World
A deceptive likeness.
Webster's New World
A mental impression of a real person or thing.
Webster's New World
In Platonic philosophy, objective reality as perceived and distorted by the five senses.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Phantasm

Noun

Singular:
phantasm
Plural:
phantasms

Origin of Phantasm

  • Middle English fantasme from Old French from Latin phantasma from Greek from phantazein to make visible from phantos visible from phainein to show bhā-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French fantasme, from Latin phantasma (“an apparition, specter; Late Latin also appearance, image"), from Ancient Greek φάντασμα (phantasma, “phantasm"), from φαντάζω (phantazō, “I make visible").

    From Wiktionary

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