- 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 phased
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 phased
- 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