Definition of two-phase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈto͞ofāz/


(Of an electric generator, motor, or other device) designed to supply or use simultaneously two separate alternating currents of the same voltage, but with phases differing by half a period.
Example sentences
  • They are suitable for use with any standard two-phase stepper motor and offer four, user - selectable resolution settings.
  • The CPU voltage regulator is a two-phase one (which could have pushed the company engineers to use active cooling).
  • In rural areas, thousands of farmers had installed capacitors on electric water pumps to run these on two-phase supply meant for household use.

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Syllabification: two-phase

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