- 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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Example sentences from the Web for phase
In phase three, which aims to end community spread, they give priority to countries with higher transmission rates.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.|Sigal Samuel|November 20, 2020|Vox
Google said on Thursday that it has now completed its worldwide rollout of RCS and is moving to a new phase—end-to-end encryption.Google is testing end-to-end encryption in Android Messages|Dan Goodin|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
There was a lot of stress in planning shoots for areas in early phases where there was the possibility that rising numbers would have that area go back a phase, the shoot there would be off and we’d have to find a new place.‘Logistical issues’: Confessions of a production exec on how coronavirus safety has changed her job|Kristina Monllos|November 18, 2020|Digiday
With final phases of testing and trials underway, we must turn our concern to the next stage and consider the idea of a vaccine-related cyberattack.How bad actors could sabotage a COVID vaccine—and how that can be prevented|jakemeth|November 18, 2020|Fortune
At least a few of the manufacturers currently in phase 3 trials have publicly stated their intent to request an EUA.Covid-19 vaccines shouldn’t get emergency-use authorization|Amy Nordrum|November 13, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Companies like Unilever recently phased out its use of microbeads at the urging of activists.
Ukrainian officers who trained in Russia, Alasania said, should be sidelined or phased out.
Starting next year, 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs will be phased out, too.Why You Should Give LED Light Bulbs for Christmas. Seriously.|Daniel Gross|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Final standards will be released in 2015 and phased in slowly.
After the last machines were phased out in New York, commenters on a New York Times article eulogized the departing lever machine.RIP, Lever Voting Machines: Where Did Old Booths Go?|Eliza Shapiro|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Such infiltration is two phased: the properly criminal phase and the money laundering one.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
Twenty-one men were killed in this affair, and the others were phased away from the country.History of Morgan's Cavalry|Basil W. Duke
It was the kind of thing Oswald would do and it wouldn't even have phased me.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Under my program of phased decontrol, domestic crude oil price controls will end September 30, 1981.
Not one man in a million could have phased them, but this slender girl dumfounded them.Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine
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