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phase

phase

 
 
pronunciation:
feIz
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
phase in
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a distinct or particular stage in a cycle of development or process of change.
I went through a phase in high school in which I just wanted to be alone.We're still in the planning phase of the building project.
synonyms:
stage
similar words:
chapter, degree, juncture, mode, period, point, state, step, time
definition 2: one of the stages of the moon or inferior planets as they change their relation to the sun, as manifested by their degree of illumination.
In its full phase, the moon is completely round.
similar words:
appearance, aspect, configuration, figure, form, look, shape, stage
definition 3: in physics, a particular point or stage in a cyclic process, often expressed in degrees of an angle.
similar words:
point, stage
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: phased, phases, phasing
definition: to arrange or carry out in distinct and ordered stages.
The filming sequences were phased so that we could finish the outdoor scenes before October.
similar words:
arrange, coordinate, marshal, order, organize, plan, schedule, systematize
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phrase: phase in