phase

phase
[feɪz]
noun
1》 a distinct period or stage in a process of change or development.
    ↘each of the aspects of the moon or a planet, according to the amount of its illumination.
2》 Zoology a genetic or seasonal variety of an animal's coloration.
3》 Chemistry a distinct and homogeneous form of matter separated by its surface from other forms.
4》 Physics the relationship in time between the cycles of an oscillating or repeating system and a fixed reference point or a different system.
verb
1》 carry out in gradual stages.
    ↘(phase something in/out) introduce something into (or withdraw something from) use in gradual stages.
2》 apply phasing to (an electronic musical instrument).
3》 Physics adjust the phase of (something), especially so as to synchronize it with something else.
Phrases
in (or out of) phase
1》 in (or out of) synchrony or harmony.
2》 Physics having or in the same (or different) phase or stage of variation.
Origin
C19: from Fr., based on Gk phasis 'appearance'.

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(as of the moon or a planet), ,


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