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Definition 1: something existing in perception only - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where phantasma or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ghostly apparition at midnight

Synonyms for phantasma in the sense of this definition

(phantasma is a kind of ...) an erroneous mental representation

(... is a kind of phantasma ) an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins

(... is a kind of phantasma ) a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope

(... is a kind of phantasma ) a mental representation of some haunting experience

"he looked like he had seen a ghost" "it aroused specters from his past"

Definition 2: a ghostly appearing figure - [noun denoting person]

Samples where phantasma or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us

Synonyms for phantasma in the sense of this definition

(phantasma is a kind of ...) any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

(... is a kind of phantasma ) the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day

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