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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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But, the logic of the phantasm refutes an easy polarity of authentic/mimic; orderly/disorderly; active/ recipient--all these oppositions amounting to the basic working hierarchy of postcolonial studies--that of the imperial metropolis and its colonial outskirts.
Although Prometheus insists that his sense of right and moral law is distinct from the force that Jupiter exercises--the latter being a perversion of the Promethean origin of his authority, this claim unravels when the Phantasm of Jupiter repeats the curse which no one else, including Prometheus, wants to utter because it inaugurated so much pain for not only Prometheus but the entire universe.
Therefore it understands the universal directly through the intelligible species, and indirectly the singular represented by the phantasm.
The conversion to the phantasm, however necessary, is still insufficient to account fully for the judgment's affirmation of the broader range of reality.
As the story progresses, gamers can fire over 15 forbidding weapons, such as the phantasm, which skips over surfaces toward the best target it can find in the direction you are aiming, or the portable particle accelerator, a powerful beam weapon that cuts through enemy armor.
As such, the phantasm is itself a sign existing at the level of sense cognition.
Most recently, Hamill has been heard as the voice of the Joker in both the Batman animated television series and the theatrical animated feature Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Here the phantasm of grief makes an unexpected entrance, lacerating the layout of everyday experience like the sudden apparition of a restless spirit.
By materializing the phantasms, or the data input into our minds, the supernatural appearances were suddenly considered mere nonsense.
president to have to add to the list of usual demands a full-time battle against the phantasms created out of air and broadcasted indiscriminately as the truth.
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.