PHANTOM By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. 1. an illusion without tangible substance. 2. the sensation that a body part or limb which has been amputated, is still present. PHANTOM: "Phantoms are commonly referenced as spiritual presences or boogymen." Related Psychology Terms PHANTOM LIMB BREAST-PHANTOM PHENOMENON PSEUDOESTHESIA ABDUCTOR ADJUNCT PREHENSION FLEXION GLAND ABDUCTION BAR REFLEX Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHANTOM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phantom/ (accessed October 26, 2020).