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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.
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The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1)
[G. phantasma, an appearance]
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The mental imagery produced by fantasy.
Synonym(s): phantom (1) .
[G. phantasma, an appearance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Si la imaginacion (phantasia) es aquello en virtud de lo cual solemos decir que se origina en nosotros una imagen (phantasma)--exclusion hecha de todo uso metaforico de la palabra--, ha de ser una de aquellas potencias (dunamis) o disposiciones (hexis) por medio de las cuales discernimos y nos situamos ya en la verdad ya en el error.
El nucleo del asunto esta en afirmar que el phantasma es algo distinto de la idea, pues el phantasma representa la cosa singular, mientras que la idea representa a las cosas en universal.
The power of "phantasma" is more graphically borne out in Macbeth in his hallucination of the dagger.
Christine's childhood friend Meg Giry--played by Summer Strallen--from the original Phantom of the Opera, grows jealous as her place as the star of Phantasma is overshadowed by Christine.
The Phantom is desperate, Raoul is hate-filled, Christine is searching for love, Phantasma star Meg Giry (Summer Strallen) is jealous of Christine, Madame Giry is bitter.
"Telemor und Hyperboloid: Strahlen, Geheimwissen und Phantastik in der postrevolutionaren Literatur." Gedachtnis und Phantasma: Festschrift fur Renate Lachmann.
As Scaliger's Aristotelian contemporaries often point out, and as Scaliger himself assumes in his commentary on Hippocrates, "the intellect never thinks without an image": that is, without receiving a phantasma given to it by the spirits that are the soul's instruments.
XII.3, 6 e 9, 20, dove Agostino fa della luce divina il mezzo della visione intellettiva (cioe compiutamente profetica), l'unica capace di transire dalla "rerum imaginatio" (visione spirituale) alia "imaginationum interpretatio" (visione intellettiva): tra il Faraone e Giuseppe, dichiara Agostino, "illius spiritus informatus est, ut videret, huius mens illuminata, ut intellegeret." Pertanto, la visione intellettiva e pura speculatio, che giunge a trascendere ogni tipo di imago: tanto quella corporale (phantasia o 'imago vera,' perche corrispondente alia realta sensibile), quanto quella spirituale (phantasma o 'imago ficta' perche generata dalla cogitatio / immaginazione).
Nonetheless, despite countless bloodlettings, the blood still goes to Alacoque's head and leads to erotic visions: the monthly mystical wedding night would thus be for Michelet a hysterical phantasma, the result of too much blood and too little sex.
Insofar as Huck is individually concerned, it betokens not so much in-natured terra phantasma as denatured terra nulla--land that does not exist.
Referential devices associated to text deixis in DemNPs ASSOCIATED DEVICE ENGLISH CATALAN n % n % Ellipsis 4 3,6 2 1,0 Repetition 19 17,1 29 14,3 Synonymy 12 10,8 24 11,9 Hypernymy 7 6,3 14 6,9 General noun 55 49,6 108 53,5 Associative anaphora 13 11,7 24 11,9 Deixis am Phantasma 1 0,9 1 0,5 TOTAL 111 100 202 100 Table 6.