- That which is exhibited to the eye; the appearance which anything manifests, especially any one among different and varying appearances of the same object.
- Any appearance or aspect of an object of mental apprehension or view
verb (phas, ing)
- The problem has many phases.
- (astronomy) A particular appearance or state in a regularly recurring cycle of changes with respect to quantity of illumination or form, or the absence, of its enlightened disk; as, the phases of the moon or planets. Illustrated in W:Lunar phase, Wikipedia's article Lunar phase.
- Any one point or portion in a recurring series of changes, as in the changes of motion of one of the particles constituting a wave or vibration; one portion of a series of such changes, in distinction from a contrasted portion, as the portion on one side of a position of equilibrium, in contrast with that on the opposite side.
Etymology: From phasis.
- (to phase out) To discontinue (doing) something over a period of time (i.e., in phases).
- (transitive) To stun or shock someone.
- (intransitive) To become stunned or shocked.
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