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Noun: phantom  fan-tum
  1. A ghostly appearing figure
    "we were unprepared for the phantom that confronted us";
    - apparition, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter [US], spectre [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Something existing in perception only
    "a ghostly phantom at midnight";
    - apparition, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow
Adjective: phantom  fan-tum
  1. Something apparently sensed but having no physical reality
    "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"

Derived forms: phantoms

See also: unreal

Type of: disembodied spirit, illusion, semblance, spirit

Encyclopedia: Phantom, Rocker & Slick