- the particular appearance presented by the moon or a planet at a given time.
- one of the recurring appearances or states of the moon or a planet in respect to the form, or the absence, of its illuminated disk: the phases of the moon.
verb (used with object), phased, phas·ing.
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Vaccinating hundreds of thousands of people before phase 3 trials conclude means those people could be harmed by any of these potential side effects.China has quietly vaccinated more than 100,000 people for Covid-19 before completing safety trials|Lili Pike|September 11, 2020|Vox
Of the hundreds of potential Covid-19 vaccines in development, six are in the final stages of testing, known as phase three clinical trials.Oxford Scientists: These Are Final Steps We’re Taking to Get Our Coronavirus Vaccine Approved|Rebecca Ashfield|September 9, 2020|Singularity Hub
“We will keep working with the team from UCSD as we make decisions about when to move into subsequent phases of reopening,” he said.The County Is Rethinking a Major Coronavirus Trigger|Will Huntsberry|September 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
According to reports, an unconfirmed number of job losses are planned as part of its next phase of cost-saving.‘Too big to ignore’: Future estimates profits of nearly $110 million this year|Lucinda Southern|September 8, 2020|Digiday
In other words, my fueling needs and ability to recover from workouts may change depending on whether I’m in a low-hormone phase or a high-hormone phase.
The next phase of the trial consists of vaccinating Ebola workers on the front lines.
The families announced along with it that they had entered a “phase of silence” surrounding the details of the new deal.
To that end, the budget postpones federal phase-out of incandescent electric bulbs.
Instead, the military commission proceedings are bogged down in a pre-trial phase, as it has been for the past three years.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Arriving in Italy means they have made it to the next phase, but they have most certainly not reached the end of their journeys.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But between the phase of schooling and the phase of adult learning there is an intermediate stage.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The moment he passed out of her sight some phase of individuality promptly lit its torch.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
But this was but a passing phase, and soon the thirst for glory called the young soldier to sterner things.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The second phase was the dangerous one for Rita, and during a certain luncheon at Romanos her fate hung in the balance.Dope|Sax Rohmer
These short studies reflect every phase of Voltaire's sparkling genius.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for phase
- the fraction of a cycle of a periodic quantity that has been completed at a specific reference time, expressed as an angle
- (as modifier)a phase shift