Phantasm meaning

făntăzəm
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Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
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An illusory mental image.
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In Platonic philosophy, objective reality as perceived and distorted by the five senses.
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A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost.
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A deceptive likeness.
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A mental impression of a real person or thing.
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Something seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or apparition.
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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