- 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
Examples from the Web for phasing
Meanwhile the state is phasing in a fee for visitors to the island.
Wurmser today is sympathetic to phasing out military aid to Israel, but he said there should be a few exceptions.Some of Israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End U.S. Aid|Eli Lake|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Further, the health-care law has eliminated lifetime caps on coverage and is phasing out annual caps.A Supreme Win for Women: The Crucial Benefits of Obamacare|Jessica Arons|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obama offered no timeline for phasing out this policy and, as usual, no real specifics.
British Dictionary definitions for phasing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for phasing (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