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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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Precisely this and only this exaltation triggered by the discovery of the possibility of exteriorization allows me to experience another exaltation incited by the phantasm of the intuitive knowledge of things.
And among the most pernicious phantasms fed by the Internet's speed is the notion that we are building a splendidly effective connectivity when in fact we are embracing a mindset that refuses to accept alterity.
It's 32 or 33 years since the first film," Coscarelli says, "and people want another installment of Phantasm, with the same cast.
What distinguishes poetry from the brute phantasm is that the universals that characterize works of art have as their basis concepts, judgments, and arguments that have already been abstracted from brute phantasms.
Just as the abjected Peter Pan will take up the position of carefree youth that only the counterfeit child can enjoy--that is, just as Peter will identify as the phantasm of unfettered, ideal joy that he can no longer honestly sustain--so will James imitate the most loved child, the child who is already dead and can only exist as a ghost.
It seems difficult to reconcile the medieval theory of the phantasm, the Benjaminian analysis of beauty, the Heideggerian narrative of illatency, and the Kantian language of the sublime with the camp as paradigm of modernity, with the nudity of the Muselmann.
24) Africa gives a concrete shape to his phantasm of perfect harmony between man and nature.
The aesthetics of the "beyond"; phantasm, nostalgia, and the literary practice in contemporary China.
In this creepy intertextual tale of professional jealousy and possible madness, Wilkie Collins tells of his friendship and rivalry with Charles Dickens, and of the mysterious phantasm named Edwin Drood, who pursues them both.
Being old and recent in the same moment, now, perhaps I am haunting the same phantasm through the entire human figure.
In Ariosto the dolce errore of Orlando starts as a Petrarchan fixation when the lover creates a mental phantasm of the beloved, but already in Tasso hysteria sets in, and from ennobling the love passion of the hero Tancredi for his elusive woman warrior Clorinda becomes disabling.
A look back shadowed with the ghostly sneer of the metropolis that was to be an epiphany and turned out to be a phantasm without the original, the Foucauldian false copy.