Introduce into (or withdraw from) use in gradual stages
our armed forces policy was to be phased in over 10 years
Adjust the phase of (something), esp. so as to synchronize it with something else
A distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something's development
the final phases of the war
phase two of the development is in progress
A stage in a person's psychological development, esp. a period of temporary unhappiness or difficulty during adolescence or a particular stage during childhood
you are not obsessed, but you are going through a phase
Each of the aspects of the moon or a planet, according to the amount of its illumination, esp. the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter
Each of the separate events in an eventing competition
A genetic or seasonal variety of an animal's coloration
A stage in the life cycle or annual cycle of an animal
A distinct and homogeneous form of matter (i.e., a particular solid, liquid, or gas) separated by its surface from other forms
The relationship in time between the successive states or cycles of an oscillating or repeating system (such as an alternating electric current or a light or sound wave) and either a fixed reference point or the states or cycles of another system with which it may or may not be in synchrony
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"
arrange in phases or stages; "phase a withdrawal"
(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"
adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition; "he phased the intake with the output of the machine"
a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
(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"
Planetary phase is the term used to describe the appearance of the illuminated section of a planet. Like lunar phases, the planetary phase depends on the relative position of the sun, the planet and the observer.
A Phase in combat is usually a period within a military operation of a longer duration that is a part of a serial chain of logically connected activities planned to culminate in a defined objective or goal.
In the physical sciences, a phase is a region of space (a thermodynamic system), throughout which all physical properties of a material are essentially uniform. Examples of physical properties include density, index of refraction, and chemical composition. ...
In linguistics, the Minimalist Program (MP) is a major line of inquiry that has been developing inside Generative Grammar since the early nineties. It started with a 1993 paper by Noam Chomsky.
Phase is a music-themed iPod game created by Harmonix exclusively for the iPod click wheel interface. It is similar to other Harmonix games Amplitude and FreQuency.
The phase of an oscillation or wave is the fraction of a complete cycle corresponding to an offset in the displacement from a specified reference point at time t = 0. ...
A distinguishable part of a sequence or cycle occurring over time; That which is exhibited to the eye; the appearance which anything manifests, especially any one among different and varying appearances of the same object; Any appearance or aspect of an object of mental apprehension or view; A ...
(phases) The different shapes we see as the moon moves around the sun.
(Phases) As soon as the number of groups grew uncomfortably large again, and also given the a-chronological system of the photo series groups, the term phase had to be introduced, providing yet another ordering mechanism. ...
(Phases) Eelam War I · Indian intervention · Eelam War II · Eelam War III · Eelam War IV
(Phases) Refer to project phase.
(Phases) Said of the Moon, but also applicable to Mercury and Venus. The phases are crescent, shortly before and after lunation; half-moon, at the quarter when one side is a straight line and the other is convex; gibbous, shortly after the quarters, when both sides are convex; and Full Moon, ...
(Phases) The preparation of a conference can be divided into multiple phases. Below is a short account of the possible conference preparation schedule. You can find a full overview on the Conference Planning Phases page:
(phases) The differing amounts of a planet or the Moon that are visible, e.g. full, new, crescent.
Moon phases are what you generally hear referred to, even when people actually only mean the quarters (see below). There are eight phases, each lasting approximately 3.7 days. ...
The number of complete voltage and/or current sine waves generated per 360 electrical degrees. Each phase requires a complete set of windings.
Time relationship between signals; it's all relative.
The percentage illumination, from the observer's perspective, of an object (normally planet or Moon).