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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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When her mother is there, the social pressure is alleviated and the phantasm doesn't appear.
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What we know, in this sense, are things, but according to the immaterial mode of the intellect reflecting its concepts back upon the phantasm.
Ralph Singh notes the ghostly aspect of the city--it reveals itself to him in a procession of appearances--what Foucault calls the incorporeal materiality of the phantasm.
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5) In this visually-privileged scheme, language and abstract concepts need to be converted into phantasms in order to reach the soul or, as loan Couliano has succinctly remarked, 'the phantasm has absolute primacy over the word'.
But recently I learned that they are walking incarnations of a ferocious phantasm, monsters out to eat us all.
But in the hands of Phantasm director, Don Coscarelli, its wacky appeal quickly evaporates as the plot plods more slowly than the monster in its midst.
We have the remarkably sustained support of his American patron, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to thank for pieces like the one-movement piano concerto Phantasm (1931), at 24 minutes the longest work here.
Micheaux's Black Turnerian, what he believed himself to be, turns out to be only an historical phantasm that closes this novel of hopeful racial rejuvenation.