three-phase

[three-feyz]
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adjective Electricity.

of or relating to a circuit, system, or device that is energized by three electromotive forces that differ in phase by one third of a cycle or 120°.
having three phases.

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Origin of three-phase

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for three-phase

three-phase

adjective

(of an electrical system, circuit, or device) having, generating, or using three alternating voltages of the same frequency, displaced in phase by 120°
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