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Related / Similar Words: form, phase angle, stage

 

Definition:
  • (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";
  • (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";
  • a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle;
  • any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected";
  • adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition; "he phased the intake with the output of the machine";
  • arrange in phases or stages; "phase a withdrawal";

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    Hyponyms: phase of the moon, dispersed phase, dispersed particles, dispersing phase, dispersion medium, dispersing medium, diakinesis, diplotene, leptotene, pachytene, phase of cell division, zygotene, anal stage, anal phase, genital stage, genital phase, latency stage, latency phase, latency period, oral stage, oral phase, phallic stage, phallic phase, chapter, incubation, fertile period, fertile phase, menstrual phase, musth, secretory phase, luteal phase, generation, apogee, culmination, seedtime, safe period

     

    Part Meronyms: cycle, rhythm, round

     

    Derivational Morphology: phase angle, stage

     

    Anagrams: shape, SHAPE, heaps, Pesah

     

     
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