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Definition of phi in English:


1The twenty-first letter of the Greek alphabet (Φ, φ), transliterated as ‘ph’ or (in modern Greek) ‘f’.
Example sentences
  • This use of h was first established in Latin, which used ch, ph, and th for the Greek letters chi, phi, and theta.
  • The second main group puts together the GDAP1 proteins with those of the zeta, phi, omega, lambda, tau, beta, and theta classes, plus a few minor sets of sequences.
  • To design conserved primers, GST nucleotide and protein sequences from the classes phi, tau, and zeta were obtained from GenBank.
1.1 (Phi) [followed by Latin genitive] Astronomy The twenty-first star in a constellation: Phi Eridani


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1 (φ) A plane angle.
2 (φ) A polar coordinate. Often coupled with θ (theta).



Words that rhyme with phi

ally, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, Wye, xi, Xingtai, Yantai
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