Phantasm

Phan"tasm

(?), n. [L. phantasma. See Phantom, and cf. Fantasm.]
[Spelt also fantasm.]
1. An image formed by the mind, and supposed to be real or material; a shadowy or airy appearance; sometimes, an optical illusion; a phantom; a dream.
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They be but phantasms or apparitions.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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2. A mental image or representation of a real object; a fancy; a notion. Cudworth.
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Figures or little features, of which the description had produced in you no phantasm or expectation.
Jer. Taylor.
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Phan"tas"ma

(?), n. [L.] A phantasm.
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