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phantom

[′fan·təm]
(geology)
A bed or member that is absent from a specific stratigraphic section but is usually present in a characteristic position in a sequence of similar geologic age.
(nucleonics)
A volume of material approximating as closely as possible the density and effective atomic number of living tissue, used in biological experiments involving radiation.
(petrology)
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For them, Paris no longer appears as a city of present and future possibilities, but as a museum of the literary past, an open-air library of phantomatic references.
Schrader A, 2010, "Responding to Pfiesteria piscicida (the fish killer): phantomatic ontologies, indeterminacy and responsibility in toxic microbiology" Social Studies of Science 40 275-306
(35) In his editor's note to Nicolas Abraham's essay Nicolas Rand explains: 'Abraham's theory of the phantom enlarges upon Freud's metapsychology by suggesting that the unsettling disruptions in the psychic life of one person can adversely and unconsciously affect someone else [in the form of] ventriloquism and calls it a phantom, a haunting, or a phantomatic haunting' in The Shell and the Kernel, p.
Tinguely's most famous iteration, Homage to New York, which self-destructed in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art in 1960, was dubbed by the artist a "simulacrum of catastrophe," a "cynical object, both luciferian and phantomatic in nature." (1) Not everyone was impressed by such apocalyptic spectacles, which served up the fiery wreckage of industrial society as a pyrotechnic display to an enthralled audience.