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phase British & World English

A distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something’s development

phase English Thesaurus

the final phase of the election campaign

phase New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

distinct period or stage;

in-phase British & World English

Of or relating to electrical signals that are in phase

in phase British & World English

Being or happening in (or out of) synchrony or harmony

two-phase British & World English

(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

phase angle British & World English

A phase difference expressed as an angle, 360 degrees (2π radians) corresponding to one complete cycle

phase-lock British & World English

Fix the frequency of (an oscillator or a laser) relative to a stable oscillator of lower frequency by a method that utilizes a correction signal derived from the phase difference generated by any shift in the frequency

phase rule British & World English

A rule relating the possible numbers of phases, constituents, and degrees of freedom in a chemical system

phase shift British & World English

A change in the phase of a waveform

phase space British & World English

A multidimensional space in which each axis corresponds to one of the coordinates required to specify the state of a physical system, all the coordinates being thus represented so that a point in the space corresponds to a state of the system

split-phase British & World English

Denoting or relating to an induction motor or other device utilizing two or more voltages at different phases produced from a single-phase supply

three-phase British & World English

(Of an electric generator, motor, or other device) designed to supply or use simultaneously three separate alternating currents of the same voltage, but with phases differing by a third of a period

colour phase British & World English

A genetic or seasonal variation in the colour of the skin, pelt, or feathers of an animal

phase diagram British & World English

A diagram representing the limits of stability of the various phases in a chemical system at equilibrium, with respect to variables such as composition and temperature

phase contrast British & World English

The technique in microscopy of introducing a phase difference between parts of the light supplied by the condenser so as to enhance the outlines of the sample, or the boundaries between parts differing in optical density

phase velocity British & World English

The speed of propagation of a sine wave or a sinusoidal component of a complex wave, equal to the product of its wavelength and frequency

phase modulation British & World English

Variation of the phase of a radio or other wave as a means of carrying information such as an audio signal

phase something in/out in phase British & World English

Introduce something into (or withdraw something from) use in gradual stages

in phase in phase British & World English

Being or happening in (or out of) synchrony or harmony

phaseout British & World English

An act of discontinuing a process, project, or service in phases

multiphase British & World English

In or relating to more than one phase

in or out of phase in phase British & World English

Being or happening in (or out of) synchrony or harmony


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