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Phase Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body''s state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth''s moon that is illuminated by the sun); "the full phase of the moon"
  • (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
  • a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
  • any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
  • adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition; "he phased the intake with the output of the machine"
  • arrange in phases or stages; "phase a withdrawal"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system" ,
  • any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected" ,
  • a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle ,
  • (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun); "the full phase of the moon"

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Phase Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A phase is one part of a cycle or change that goes in a circle. For example, the moon has phases. The seasons of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, are also phases. Graphs can be made for things that have phases. Things that have phases change in some regular way from time to time. For example, a pendulum in a clock moves from some position (called its "displacement") -x, to the bottom, and then to some position +x. Two pendulums may have the same length, but unless they begin swinging at the same time and place they will not move together. One may be swinging left while the other swings right. When something like that happens the two vibrations are "not in phase."



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* Wayne Tell me, when the first show is over, will you still love me when I'm an incredibly humungoid giant star Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my hanging-out-with-Ravi-Shankar phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my carbohydrate, sequined-jumpsuit, young-girls-in-white-cotton-panties, waking-up-in-a-pool-of-your-own-vomit, bloated-purple-dead-on-a-toilet phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Okay, party. Bonus. - Wayne's World

* What, then is our duty It is to carefully distinguish the historic moment in which we live and to consciously assign our small energies to a specific battlefield. The more we are in phase with the current which leads the way, the more we aid man in his difficult, uncertain, danger-fraught ascent toward salvation. - Nikos Kazantzakis

* Even in the darkest phase be it thick or thin, always someone marches brave here beneath my skin. - K. D. Lang


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Phase Sample Sentences in News


  • INNATE PHARMA : INITIATION OF A PHASE I CLINICAL TRIAL OF LIRILUMAB IN COMBINATION WITH ELOTUZUMAB
    Initiation of a PHASE i clinical trial OF lirilumab IN COMBINATION WITH elotuzumab This Phase I trial will test the safety and tolerability of lirilumab (BMS-986015) in combination with elotuzumab (BMS-901608) ... Read more on this news related to 'Phase'
  • Rugby World Cup: next ticketing phase to open in November
    The first phase of ticket requests for the Rugby World Cup ended on September 29, and the results of the lottery will be announced in October, according to the tournament's British organizers. A new phase will open in November, giving unlucky fans another shot at securing tickets. Read more on this news related to 'Phase'
  • Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 3 ANNEXA(TM)-A Study of Andexanet Alfa and Eliquis (Apixaban) Met Primary and ...
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Portola Pharmaceuticals today announced that its first Phase 3 study of andexanet alfa, a potential universal Factor Xa inhibitor antidote and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-designated ... Read more on this news related to 'Phase'

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