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See also: Phantom
- fantom (archaic)
phantom (plural phantoms)
- A ghost or apparition.
- Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; an image that appears only in the mind; an illusion or delusion.
- (bridge) A placeholder for a pair of players when there are an odd number of pairs playing.
- (medical imaging) A test object. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
something having no physical reality
phantom (not comparable)
unreal or fictitious
- “phantom” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.