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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.
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The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1)
[G. phantasma, an appearance]
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The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1) .
[G. phantasma, an appearance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The third division, the one that had compelled the Stranger to discuss the perplexities of being and not-being in the dialogue, (4) divides human images into two kinds, likeness ([phrase omitted]) and phantasm ([phrase omitted]).
On the other hand, no phantasm, not even a set of phantasms, by itself makes up a work of art.
The aim of Varieties of Audio Mimesis is to elucidate the relation between both mimetic and abstract sounds as they reveal the depths of the natural world and the lineaments of our own phantasms. (11) Weiss traces the technological imperative of mimesis from onomatopoeia in language, to mimesis in the tone and timbre of instruments, to stylizations in the construction of sonic artworks.
initiates the necessary critique for the disillusioning of phantasms ...
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.
Delaittre; "Mysterium Cosmographicum," a show of prints by Eugene artist Tallmadge Doyle; "Phantasms" by Judith Sander of Philomath; and work by Paul Shirkey.
His interest, he claims, is less "in the truth or refutability of historical facts than in the logic of cultural phantasms" (7).
Social Transformation in Hardy's Tragic Novels: Megamachines and Phantasms. By David Musselwhite.
The witches (as costumed by Elli Bunton) were phantasms of the mind.
He did not need phantasms. The Luftwaffe was overhead every night.