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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-tuh m]
    • /ˈfæn təm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-tuh m]
    • /ˈfæn təm/

Definitions of fantom word

  • noun fantom an apparition or specter. 1
  • noun fantom an appearance or illusion without material substance, as a dream image, mirage, or optical illusion. 1
  • noun fantom a person or thing of merely illusory power, status, efficacy, etc.: the phantom of fear. 1
  • noun fantom an illustration, part of which is given a transparent effect so as to permit representation of details otherwise hidden from view, as the inner workings of a mechanical device. 1
  • adjective fantom of, relating to, or of the nature of a phantom; illusory: a phantom sea serpent. 1
  • adjective fantom Electricity. noting or pertaining to a phantom circuit. 1

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Origin of fantom

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English fantosme < Middle French, Old French < Latin phantasma phantasm

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Parts of speech for Fantom


fantom popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fantom usage trend in Literature

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