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phase

Pronunciation: /feɪz/

Translation of phase in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (stage) fase (feminine), etapa (feminine); (of an illness) fase (feminine); (of insect development) fase (feminine) 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) fase (feminine)
  • 2 (synchronization) to be out of/in phase estar* desfasado/sincronizado

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (do in stages) [construction/development] escalonar, realizar* por etapas 1.2 (coordinate) sincronizar* 1.3
    (phased past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [withdrawal/increase] progresivo, gradual; [traffic signals] sincronizado

Phrasal verbs

phase down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
(reduce) [production] reducir* paulatinamente; [spending] reducir* or recortar or disminuir* paulatinamente

phase in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[changes/new system] introducir* paulatinamente

phase out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[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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