What is phase?

  • (noun): Any distinct time period in a sequence of events.
    Synonyms: stage
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on phase, phases:

Electric Power Distribution - Modern Distribution Systems - International Differences
... In many areas, "delta" three phase service is common ... In North America and Latin America, three phase service is often a Y (wye) in which the neutral is directly connected to the center of the generator rotor ... Three-phase wye service is excellent for motors and heavy power use ...
Operation Bagration - Second Phase: Strategic Offensive Against Army Group Centre
... The second phase of Operation Bagration involved the entire operation's most significant single objective the retaking of Minsk, capital of the Belorussian SSR ... and destruction, set up by the first phase, of much of Army Group Centre ...
Norman Manley International Airport - Renovation - Phase 2
... Phase 2, which is the final phase of the project, is to commence in 2013 and end in 2022 ... This phase will involve additional improvement and maintenance works to the terminal, landside, airfield and support areas of the facility at a cost of $9m ...
Phase Diagram
... A phase diagram in physical chemistry, engineering, mineralogy, and materials science is a type of chart used to show conditions at which thermodynamically distinct phases ... In mathematics and physics, "phase diagram" is used with a different meaning a synonym for a phase space ...
Interstate 295 (Florida) - Future
... The project was reinstated in 2009, and construction of phase one began in June 2010 with expected completion in early Fall 2012 ... Construction of phase two, which will extend SR 9B to I-95, is set to start in July 2014 ... After phase two is completed, SR 9B will be renamed Interstate 795 ...

More definitions of "phase":

  • (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: "The full phase of the moon"
  • (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.
    Example: "The reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
    Synonyms: form
  • (verb): Arrange in phases or stages.
    Example: "Phase a withdrawal"
  • (verb): Adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition.
    Example: "He phased the intake with the output of the machine"
  • (noun): A particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle.
    Synonyms: phase angle

Famous quotes containing the word phase:

    This is certainly not the place for a discourse about what festivals are for. Discussions on this theme were plentiful during that phase of preparation and on the whole were fruitless. My experience is that discussion is fruitless. What sets forth and demonstrates is the sight of events in action, is living through these events and understanding them.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    The Indians feel that each stage is crucial and that the child should be allowed to dwell in each for the appropriate period of time so that every aspect of his being can evolve, just as a plant evolves in the proper time and sequence of the seasons. Otherwise, the child never has a chance to master himself in any one phase of his life.
    Alan Quetone (20th century)

    The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line—the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. It was a phase of this problem that caused the Civil War.
    —W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)