phant-, phanta-, phas-; -phasic, -phant

(Greek: manifest; show, appear, make appear, make visible, display; visible; to show through, to shine through; illustrious)

A description of celestial phenomena; such as, rainbows, etc.
Dementia occurring with delusions.
A reference to the nature of a phantasm; unreal; illusory; spectral (something existing in perception only or a ghostly appearing figure).
phantasophilist (s) (noun), phantasophilists (pl)
A collector of surrealist items: A phantasophilist likes objects that are unusual or which are seemingly impossible as we know them in natural situations.
In electronics, a solid-state phantastron.
phantastron (fantastic + tron)
A monostable pentode circuit used to generate sharp pulses at an adjustable and accurately timed interval after receipt of a triggering signal.
phantasy, fantasy
1. Imagination which is unrestricted by reality; especially, when extravagant and unrestrained.
2. Written fiction that has a large amount of fantasy in it.
3. Something many people believe which is false.
4. The forming of mental images; especially, wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.
phantom circuit
A circuit that originates from center taps on two side circuits, with no additional wire lines.
phantom load
Continuous electricity use by appliances, television sets, computers, and other such devices even when they are ostensibly not operating; such as, a computer or printer in "sleep" mode.
phantom signals
Signals of unknown origin appearing on a radar screen that do not correspond to the target; generally the cause is unknown, although they may result from faulty circuitry, interference, or jamming.
phantom, fantom
1. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or an apparition.
2. Something which is elusive or delusive.
3. An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion.
4. Something dreaded or despised.
5. Of, or related to, a nonexistent source of sensation; applied specifically to a bodily limb that has been amputated, but is the apparent source of pain; such as, a phantom limb.
6. A collection of materials used to simulate human tissue in testing radiation absorption and backscattering.
7. A term for a volume of material approximating as closely as possible the density and effective atomic number of living tissue, used in biological experiments involving radiation.
phase (s) (noun), phases (pl)
1. Each of the successive aspects or stages in any course of change or development.
2. The view that anything presents to the eye, or any one of varying distinctive manifestations of an object.
3. An aspect in the cycle of changing form or quantity of illumination of the moon or of a planet.
4. A uniform bounded portion of matter that is mechanically separable from a heterogeneous physico-chemical system.
5. The progress of a cyclic harmonic motion in relation to some standard point of reference (in time or space), usually expressed in angular measure, 360 degrees representing a full period or cycle in phase in or of the same phase.
6. One of the distinct stages in the reduction or division process of a cell and any characteristic or decisive stage in the growth, development, or life pattern of an organism.
7. A particular stage, or point, in a sequence through which time has advanced, measured from some arbitrary starting point.
8. Etymology: from French phase and from Modern Latin phases, plural of phasis, "phase" from Greek phainein, "to show, to appear".
phase (verb), phases; phased; phasing
To gradually make something happen: Tom was planning systematically to phase the development of a new house for his family.
phase down, phasedown, phase out
To reduce in stages.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phanero-; pheno-; scopo-; spec-; vela-, veal-; video-, visuo-.