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Noun: phase  feyz
  1. Any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    "we are in a transitional phase in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected";
    - stage
     
  2. (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
    "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system";
    - form
     
  3. A specific identifiable position in a continuum, series or especially in a process
    - degree, level, stage, point, phasis
     
  4. (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)
    "the full phase of the moon"
     
  5. A particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
    - phase angle
Verb: phase  feyz
  1. Arrange in phases or stages
    "phase a withdrawal"
     
  2. Adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition
    "he phased the intake with the output of the machine"

Sounds like: Pharaohs, F, phase, faz

Derived forms: phases, phasing, phased

Type of: appearance, arrange, period, period of time, point, point in time, stage, state, state of matter, sync, synch, synchronise [Brit], synchronize, time period, visual aspect

Part of: cycle, rhythm, round

Encyclopedia: Phase