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multiphase

or mul·ti·pha·sic

[muhl-ti-feyz or muhl-ti-fey-zik]
adjective
  1. having many phases, stages, aspects, or the like.
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Origin of multiphase

First recorded in 1885–90; multi- + phase
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Examples from the Web for multiphase

Historical Examples

  • No educated man can discover a serum, or hope to design a multiphase dynamo.

    A Novelist on Novels

    W. L. George


British Dictionary definitions for multiphase

multiphase

adjective
  1. another word for polyphase (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for multiphase

adj.

also multi-phase, 1890, from multi- + phase (n.).

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