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1 a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us" [syn: apparition, phantom, phantasma, specter, spectre]
2 something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight" [syn: apparition, phantom, phantasma, shadow]

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phantasm (plural phantasms, also phantsma plural phantasmata)
  1. Something seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or apparition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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