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Definition of the noun phantasy

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noun - plural: phantasies

  1. something many people believe that is false
  2. fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • alternative spelling: fantasy
    • more generic word: fiction = a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
    • more specific term: science fiction = literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
  3. imagination unrestricted by reality


"Phantasy" a.k.a. "Phantasie" is a fantasy role-playing video game series designed by Winston Douglas Wood and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1985. It was developed for a variety of systems, including the Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64 and DOS.


Phantasy a.k.a. Phantasy Sound: Phantasy is a British independent record label established in London, England, and founded in 2007 by the DJ and producer, Erol Alkan. In 2011, Phantasy entered partnership with French electronic music label Because Music. Phantasy has released records by Connan Mockasin, Late Of The Pier, Chilly Gonzales, LA Priest, Boys Noize & Erol Alkan, Babe, Terror, Primary 1, Fan Death, Paul Chambers, Dance Area, Riton & Primary 1, Boris Dlugosch, Daniel Avery, Tom Rowlands, Future Four, Ghost Culture, In Flagranti, and Nadia Ksaiba.

Phrases with Phantasy

  1. phantasy life
  2. phantasy world

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Phantasy

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Google previewNew Light on Psychology (1905)

Definitions of Various Authors : a Brief Recital of Terms and Limited Explanations, Preparatory to Experimental Psychology by William Newell Hull

VARIOUS DEFINITIONS Phantasy is the safety valve of the soul, it is undirected representation, it is lawless representation, it is self-drifting, it pleases and refreshes.—BALnWIN. Phantasy is the power to bring before the mind images, severed ...

Google previewThe Unconscious (2016)

A Bridge Between Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Neuroscience by Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Simon E. Arnold, Mark Solms

Unconscious phantasy is the primary mental activity present from birth onwards. ... Results of developmental research support the argument that unconscious phantasy is an unconscious belief statement formed from the child's wishful thinking, ...

Google previewHuman Hope and the Death Instinct (2013)

An Exploration of Psychoanalytical Theories of Human Nature and Their Implications for Culture and Education by David Holbrook

Phantasy is a psychic structure in action in consciousness, a conscious expression of the fact that our deep-down complex emotional and impulsive activity at the moment is the same as it would be if in outer reality we were having a ...

Google previewInterpreting and Holding (1993)

The Paternal and Maternal Functions of the Psychotherapist by Jeffrey Seinfeld

For Klein, unconscious phantasy is a direct derivative of the instincts and the conflict between them. Susan Isaacs (1948) defined phantasy as "the mental correlate of the instincts," (p. 9) or the psychic equivalent of the instincts.

Google previewStarting with Hobbes (2009)

by George MacDonald Ross

whereas phantasy is the after-effect of the same motion ...

Google previewMelanie Klein (2013)

by Julia Kristeva, Professor Julia Kristeva

A sundry entity made up of verbal and nonverbal representations, sensations, affects, emotions, movements, actions, and even concretizations, the Kleinian phantasy is a wholly impure theoretical construct that defies the purists as much as it ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychotherapy (2014)

by Sue Walrond-Skinner

Phantasy An imagined scene or event, described by Freud as emanating from either the conscious, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Work of W.R. Bion (2005)

by Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo

It seems that Bion disagreed with the concept of an " unconscious phantasy" signifying the existence of a feeling that remains restless and lying in continuous ambush waiting for any opportunity to make itself present. However ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary; Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, Either Ancient Or Modern, ... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words, ...together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Chartes, Writs, Old Records, and Processes in Law; ... Containing Many Thousand Words More Than Either Harris Philips, Kersey, Or Any English Dictionary Before Extant. To Wich is Added, a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs, with Their Explication and Illustration. The Whole Work Compil'd and Methodically Digested, ... By N. Bailey, Philologos (1757)

PHANTASY f:: F. pbantafa, L. of parraría, Gr.] an inward Senfe, or Imagination, whereby Things are represented to the Mind, or imprinted ...

Google previewThe Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought (1999)

by Alan Bullock

phantasy. In kleinian psychoanalysis, this term refers to unconscious mental representations of the (biological) drives or 'instincts'. Phantasies are held to exist from birth and to be the dominant component of mental life. At first they derive ...

Google previewThe Game Developer's Dictionary: (2012)

A Multidisciplinary Lexicon for Professionals and Students by Dan Carreker

PHANTASY STAR (1 987) [Phantasy Star ll—IV, Phantasy Star Online] Starring one of the earliest female heroes in video games, the series brought sci-fi role— playing to the public. Its integration of psuedo-3D, high frames per second, and an ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015)

by Edward S. Neukrug

Phantasy. Unconscious phantasy refers to the movement of biological or instinctual experience into psychological experience. It is seen to undergird all mental activity. Object relations unfold in the context.

Google previewA Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry (2012)

by D. Leigh, C.M. Pare, J. Marks

Phantasy 279 |-1 Second —- amplitude varies with the electrode time or frequency of the attack. When the attack lasts longer than five to ten seconds more complex motor activities may be noticed, such as lip smacking, or chewing movements, ...

Google previewA Compendious Anglo-Saxon and English Dictionary (1868)

by Joseph Bosworth

-dwimor A phantasy. — dwi- raorlice Fantastically, illusorily. -dwola, -dweola, - dweolda. 1 . One who errs, an heretic. 2. An error, deceit, imposture, heresy. — dwolen Wandering, erroneous. — dwol- goda False gods, idols. — -dwollic Erring, S.

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Phantasy. The term applied to an imaginary appearance or daydream. Phantom. Limb. Following the AMPUTATION of a limb, it is usual for the patient to experience sensations as if the limb were still present. This condition is referred to as a ...

Google previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig


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The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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