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Meaning of word phase from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

phase   noun

Meaning : Any distinct time period in a sequence of events.

Example : We are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected.

Synonyms : stage

Meaning : (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

Meaning : A particular point in the time of a cycle. Measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle.

Synonyms : phase angle

Meaning : (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.

phase   verb

Meaning : Arrange in phases or stages.

Example : Phase a withdrawal.

Meaning : Adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition.

Example : He phased the intake with the output of the machine.