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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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She is the only other person who can see the phantasm that follows Veronica and tells her just how dangerous tampering with the supernatural can be.
Accordingly, the combination of the intelligible species with a person's phantasms cannot make the person a thing that thinks.
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A work of literature is analogous to the phantasms the mind returns to, or reflects upon, when it knows material things.
However, as Foucault writes, the very logic of the phantasm, abolishing the division into truth/falseness, releases the play of surfaces that denies the opposition of essence to appearance (345).
Just as Micheaux created reflections of himself in his productions, these phantasms, in turn, mediated their maker.
Interestingly, as Madame Flora becomes more frantic in her wavering between reality and phantasm that the music becomes more lyrical.
Phantasm handles this enigma with a beautiful fluidity and tenderness; the portrayal of the high B[flat] at the top of the phrase in bar 11 against the B[sharp] on the second treble is exquisitely understated.
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A magnificent minster appears and disappears; doors open of their own accord; an aged hermit overgrown with hair mysteriously materializes in Katherine's study; a phantasm takes her place in Alexandria while she attends a mystical nuptial mass in the desert; her martyred body is transported by angels to Mount Sinai.