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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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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.
Press materials for the show promise that it will present "a city chaotic yet phantomatic [sic] born out of the imagination of the two ceramicists.
A clear example of what Bempechat calls "the phantomatic despot" (p.
In this view, the phantomatic topology of Australia normally betokens a sense of unsettled geography, since the spirits plaguing the settlers remind them of the infamy of the nation's beginnings and therefore express their deep worry about the validity of their possessions in and of the land.