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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

(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

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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