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phantasmagoria

  
, phantasmagory  
      n  
1      (Psychol)   a shifting medley of real or imagined figures, as in a dream  
2      (Films)   a sequence of pictures made to vary in size rapidly while remaining in focus  
3    Rare   a shifting scene composed of different elements  
     (C19: probably from French fantasmagorie production of phantasms, from phantasm + -agorie, perhaps from Greek ageirein to gather together)  
  phantasmagoric  
  phantasmagorical      adj  
  phantasmagorically      adv  
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