phantom definition

  • noun:
    • some thing obviously seen, heard, or sensed, but having no real reality; a ghost or an apparition.
    • Something elusive or delusive.
    • An image that appears just in brain; an illusion.
    • some thing dreaded or despised.
    • anything evidently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical truth; a ghost or apparition; some thing evasive or delusive.
    • An image that appears only when you look at the brain; an illusion.
    • what has just an apparent presence; an apparition; a specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy character; a perfect image.
    • Appearance simply; impression; unreality; elegant; delusion; deception; deceit.
    • A phantasm; a specter or apparition; an imagined sight; an optical illusion.
    • just like manikin, 2.
    • A phantom crystal.
    • A map or drawing regarding the magnetic industry created by strewing metal filings upon a plate of glass-or other smooth area and permitting them to arrange on their own such as power.
    • a ghostly showing up figure
    • one thing current in perception only
  • adjective:
    • Resembling, characteristic of, or being a phantom; illusive.
    • Fictitious; nonexistent: phantom employees from the payroll.
    • illusive
    • fictitious or nonexistent
    • becoming, or of the nature of, a phantom.
    • some thing obviously sensed but having no actual truth
  • others:
    • obvious simply; illusive; spectral; ghostly: because, a phantom ship.

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