phantom

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From Middle English fantom, fantum, from Old French fantosme, from Latin phantasma, from Ancient Greek φάντασμα (phantasma).

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phantom (plural phantoms)

  1. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or apparition; something elusive or delusive.
  2. An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion.

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phantom (not comparable)

  1. Illusive.
  2. Fictitious or nonexistent.
    phantom limb

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External links[edit]

  • phantom” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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