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phase
American English: /feɪz/
British English: /feɪz/

Translation of phase in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (stage)
    (of an illness)
    (of insect development)
    the phases of the moon
    las fases de la luna
    it's just a phase you're going through
    ya se te pasará
    Example sentences
    • The country hopes to pass the next key threshold of 25 chapters and reach the final phase of the negotiation process, he said after the meeting.
    • The final phase of the planning process is orders production, which centers on developing the CHS casualty treatment and evacuation plan.
    • Although agriculture is still caught in the grips of industrialization, corporatization is the final phase of the industrial process.
    Example sentences
    • Floods cue fish to spawn, for instance, and trigger certain insects to begin a new phase in their life cycles.
    • Volvox carteri, like all related green flagellates, is haploid in all active phases of the life cycle, which greatly facilitates isolation of mutants.
    • Spined soldier bug adults are strong fliers and, during responsive phases of their life cycle, will fly toward the pheromone from considerable distances.
    1.2 (state)
  • 2 (synchronization) See examples: to be out of/in phase
    estar desfasado/sincronizado

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (do in stages)
    (construction/development)
    realizar por etapas
    1.2 (coordinate)
    Example sentences
    • She however, said the introduction of unleaded fuel would be gradual as it would be phased in slowly beginning this month.
    • He added that any introduction of defibrillators would be phased in, but the aim was for there to be one machine on every engine.
    • The company says changes will be phased in gradually, with half the project completed by the end of this year and fully realised by 2005.
    1.3
    also: phased past participle
    (withdrawal/increase)
    (traffic signals)
    sincronizado
    Example sentences
    • In order to properly phase the two telescopes, adaptive optics on both telescopes removed the distortion caused by the Earth's atmosphere.
    Example sentences
    • He believes phasing the withdrawal has its benefits.
    • The development at Newhall Park Road became fully operational in October last year after a three-week move phasing departments from the old site next door to the new building.
    • Councillors suggested possible solutions of phasing the scheme; considering other schemes; and seeking funding from partners.

Phrasal verbs

phase down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(reduce)
(production)
reducir paulatinamente
(spending)
reducir or recortar or disminuir paulatinamente

phase in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(changes/new system)
introducir paulatinamente

phase out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(service)
retirar paulatinamente
(old model)
dejar de producir
the old coins will be phased out over six months
las monedas viejas se irán retirando de la circulación a lo largo de un período de seis meses

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