Meaning of PHANTOM in English

PHANTOM

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( phantoms)

1.

A phantom is a ghost.

They vanished down the stairs like two phantoms...

N-COUNT

2.

You use phantom to describe something which you think you experience but which is not real.

She was always taking days off for what her colleagues considered phantom illnesses.

...a phantom pregnancy.

ADJ : ADJ n

3.

Phantom can refer to something that is done by an unknown person, especially something criminal.

...victims of alleged ‘phantom’ withdrawals from high-street cash machines.

ADJ : ADJ n

4.

Phantom is used to describe business organizations, agreements, or goods which do not really exist, but which someone pretends do exist in order to cheat people.

...a phantom trading scheme at a Wall Street investment bank.

ADJ : ADJ n

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