- 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
What that phase might look like is currently unclear, but it seems as though Spears is asking for freedom from her father.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive|Constance Grady|November 11, 2020|Vox
School officials could not be precise about the timing between phases, saying it would be two weeks or more but possibly less.Montgomery County tentatively approves plan to reopen school buildings in 2021|Donna St. George|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Two decades later, the market for RAS still hasn’t grown beyond the early adopter phase.
Zuul’s Barnett, however, argues that virtual brands are in “a nascent phase of evolution.”Ghost Kitchens Are the Wave of the Future. But Is That a Good Thing?|Kristen Hawley|November 9, 2020|Eater
Traditionally, Republicans hold an advantage when Georgia’s statewide races go to the runoff phase, including winning two statewide offices in such races two years ago.Control of the Senate heads into overtime as Georgia braces for runoff elections|Paul Kane|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
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