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Definition 1: (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where phase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the full phase of the moon

(phase is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(... is a kind of phase ) a time when the Moon presents a particular recurring appearance

(phase belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 2: (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary - [noun denoting state]

Samples where phase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

Synonyms for phase in the sense of this definition

(phase is a kind of ...) (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

"the solid state of water is called ice"

(... is a kind of phase ) (of colloids) a substance in the colloidal state

(... is a kind of phase ) (of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed

(phase belongs to category ...) the branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances

Definition 3: any distinct time period in a sequence of events - [noun denoting time]

Samples where phase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected

Synonyms for phase in the sense of this definition

(phase is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of phase ) the final stage of the prophase of meiosis

(... is a kind of phase ) (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear

(... is a kind of phase ) the time in the menstrual cycle when fertilization is most likely to be possible (7 days before to 7 days after ovulation)

(... is a kind of phase ) the phase of the menstrual cycle during which the lining of the uterus is shed (the first day of menstrual flow is considered day 1 of the menstrual cycle)

(... is a kind of phase ) an annual phase of heightened sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals (especially elephants); is associated with discharge from a gland between the eye and ear

"the frenzied elephant was in musth"

(... is a kind of phase ) the second half of the menstrual cycle after ovulation; the corpus luteum secretes progesterone which prepares the endometrium for the implantation of an embryo; if fertilization does not occur then menstrual flow begins

(... is a kind of phase ) a stage of technological development or innovation

"the third generation of computers"

(... is a kind of phase ) a final climactic stage

"their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"

(... is a kind of phase ) any time of new development

(... is a kind of phase ) any distinct period in history or in a person's life

"the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history" "the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship"

(... is a kind of phase ) (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure

(... is a kind of phase ) (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting

(... is a kind of phase ) the fourth stage of the prophase of meiosis

(... is a kind of phase ) the first stage of the prophase of meiosis

(... is a kind of phase ) the third stage of the prophase of meiosis

(... is a kind of phase ) a stage in meiosis or mitosis

(... is a kind of phase ) the second stage of the prophase of meiosis

(... is a kind of phase ) (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned

(... is a kind of phase ) (psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence; interest focuses on sexual activity

(... is a kind of phase ) (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities

(... is a kind of phase ) that time during a woman's menstrual cycle during which conception is least likely to occur (usually immediately before of after menstruation)

Definition 4: a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for phase in the sense of this definition

(phase is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is part of phase) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

"the never-ending cycle of the seasons"

Definition 5: adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition - [verb of change]

Samples where phase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he phased the intake with the output of the machine

(phase is a kind of ...) make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

"Let's synchronize our efforts"

Definition 6: arrange in phases or stages - [verb of creation]

Samples where phase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • phase a withdrawal

(phase is a kind of ...) plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

"the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"

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