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fantasy

 [fan´tah-se]
a daydream; an imagined situation or sequence of events. Fantasy can serve as a realistic rehearsal of future events; it may also serve as an unconscious defense mechanism providing wish-fulfillment, gratification of repressed impulses, and resolution of unconscious conflicts.

fan·ta·sy

(fan'tă-sē),
Imagery that is more or less coherent, as in dreams and daydreams, yet unrestricted by reality.
Synonym(s): phantasia
[G. phantasia, idea, image]

fantasy

/fan·ta·sy/ (fan´tah-se) an imagined sequence of events that can satisfy one's unconscious wishes or express one's unconscious conflicts.

fantasy

(făn′tə-sē, -zē)
n. pl. fanta·sies
An imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need.

fantasy

[fan′təsē]
Etymology: Gk, phantasia, imagination
1 the unrestrained free play of the imagination; fancy.
2 a mental image, which may be distorted or grotesque, that is often the result of the action of drugs or a disease of the central nervous system.
3 the mental process of transforming undesirable experiences into imagined events or into a sequence of ideas in order to fulfill an unconscious wish, need, or desire or to give expression to unconscious conflicts, such as a daydream.

fantasy

Psychiatry An imagined sequence of events or mental images–eg, daydreams, that serves to express unconscious conflicts, to gratify unconscious wishes, or to prepare for anticipated future events. See Fetishism, Paraphilia Sexology A series of mental images connected by a story line or dramatic plot that may be translated into actuality. Coital fantasy, Copulation fantasy, Masturbation fantasy, Sexual fantasy

fan·ta·sy

(fan'tă-sē)
Imagery that is more or less coherent, as in dreams and daydreams, yet unrestricted by reality.
Synonym(s): phantasia.
[G. phantasia, idea, image]
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