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    phase - Dictionary definition and meaning for word phase

    Definition
    (noun) any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    Synonyms : stage
    Example Sentence
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
    Definition
    (noun) (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    Synonyms : form
    Example Sentence
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system
    Definition
    (noun) a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
    Synonyms : phase angle
    Definition
    (noun) (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun)
    Example Sentence
    • the full phase of the moon
    Definition
    (verb) arrange in phases or stages
    Example Sentence
    • phase a withdrawal
    Definition
    (verb) adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition
    Example Sentence
    • he phased the intake with the output of the machine
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