2 an illusory perception of an object, person, etc.
3 (in the philosophy of Plato) objective reality as distorted by perception
(C13: from Old French fantasme, from Latin phantasma, from Greek; related to Greek phantazein to cause to be seen, from phainein to show)
phantasmal, phantasmic adj
phantasmally, phantasmically adv
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 apparition, eidolon, ghost, phantom, revenant, shade (literary) spectre, spirit, spook (informal) wraith
2 chimera, figment, figment of the imagination, hallucination, illusion, vision
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