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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spec·ter /ˈspɛktɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spec·ter, Spec·tre  n.
 1. Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost; a phantom.
 The ghosts of traitors from the bridge descend,
 With bold fanatic specters to rejoice.   --Dryden.
 2. Zool. (a) The tarsius. (b) A stick insect.
 Specter bat Zool., any phyllostome bat.
 Specter candle Zool., a belemnite.
 Specter shrimp Zool., a skeleton shrimp. See under Skeleton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
           looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters
           from his past" [syn: ghost, shade, spook, wraith,
      2: a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the
         apparition that confronted us" [syn: apparition, phantom,
          phantasm, phantasma, spectre]