apparition (n.)

  1. a ghostly appearing figure; we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us

    [ Syn: phantom , phantasm , phantasma , fantasm , specter , spectre ]

  2. the appearance of a ghostlike figure; I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter'

  3. something existing in perception only; a ghostly apparition at midnight

    [ Syn: phantom , phantasm , phantasma , fantasm , shadow ]

  4. an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly; natives were amazed at the apparition of this white stranger'

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