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phantasm

  

      n  
1    a phantom  
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  
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phantasm

  
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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