Definition of "phantasma" []

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phantasma" in a sentence
  • "In any case, it is abundantly clear that, in many even if not all cases, Aristotele uses "phantasma" to refer to what we now call a mental image."
  • ""Shakespeare seems to use it ( 'phantasma') in this passage in the sense of nightmare, which it bears in Italian.""
  • "So hour after hour passed, through which, between vain attempts to sleep, I managed to wade through many pages of Rosny's Le Termite -- a not very cheerful proceeding, I must say, concerned as it is with the microscopic and over-elaborate recital of Noel Servaise's tortured nerves, bodily pains, and intellectual phantasma."