[ fey-zer ]

  1. 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.

Origin of phasor

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

Words Nearby phasor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for phasor


/ (ˈfeɪzɔː) /

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

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