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phasor

[ fey-zer ]
/ ˈfeɪ zər /
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noun Physics.
a vector that represents a sinusoidally varying quantity, as a current or voltage, by means of a line rotating about a point in a plane, the magnitude of the quantity being proportional to the length of the line and the phase of the quantity being equal to the angle between the line and a reference line.
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Origin of phasor

First recorded in 1940–45; phase + (vect)or

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British Dictionary definitions for phasor

phasor
/ (ˈfeɪzɔː) /

noun
electrical engineering a rotating vector representing a quantity, such as an alternating current or voltage, that varies sinusoidally
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