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phantom

 [fan´tom]
1. an image or impression not evoked by actual stimuli.
2. a model of the body or of a specific part thereof.
3. a device for simulating the in vivo effect of radiation on tissues.

phan·tasm

(fan'tazm),
The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1)
[G. phantasma, an appearance]

phantasm

/phan·tasm/ (fan´tazm) an impression or image not evoked by actual stimuli, and usually recognized as false by the observer.

phantasm

[fan′taz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, phantasma, vision
an illusory image, such as an optical illusion of something that does not exist. See also phantom vision.

phan·tasm

(fan'tazm)
The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1) .
[G. phantasma, an appearance]
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He proposed that phantasms were particles of decaying sense perception in our brain and these can be computed via words or language.
When we speak of "artistic imagination," we are speaking of something far more complex, far more human, than the production of phantasms.
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The phantasms of recorded sound do not pass by Weiss unnoticed, and indeed for him they are a source of some fascination.
Such dreams left British critics cold, paradoxically in the case of Reyner Bnham who had no trouble with the phantasms of Archigram.
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Fate, religion, the state and ideology--all the great phantasms of the ages provide plenty of room for excuse making when things don't work out.
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The witches (as costumed by Elli Bunton) were phantasms of the mind.