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polyphase

[pol-ee-feyz]
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adjective Electricity.
  1. having more than one phase.
  2. of or relating to a set of alternating currents that have the same frequency but different phases and that enter a specified region at more than two points.
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Origin of polyphase

First recorded in 1890–95; poly- + phase
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polyphase

adjective
  1. Also: multiphase (of an electrical system, circuit, or device) having, generating, or using two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency, the phases of which are cyclically displaced by fractions of a periodSee also single-phase, two-phase, three-phase
  2. having more than one phase
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