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Origin of phase-in
Words nearby phase-in
Definition for phase in (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of phase
OTHER WORDS FROM phase
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH phasefaze phase
British Dictionary definitions for phase in (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for phase in (2 of 2)
- 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
Derived forms of phasephaseless, adjectivephasic or phaseal, adjective
Word Origin for phase
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Idioms and Phrases with phase in
Introduce one stage at a time. For example, New technology must be phased in or the office will be overwhelmed. The antonym is phase out, meaning “to bring or come to an end, one stage at a time,” as in The department is phasing out all the older computers. [Mid-1900s]