Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun phase

4 senses of phase

Sense 1
phase, stage -- (any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 2
phase, form -- ((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; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system")
       => state of matter, state -- ((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")

Sense 3
phase, phase angle -- (a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle)
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 4
phase -- ((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); "the full phase of the moon")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb phase

2 senses of phase

Sense 1
phase -- (arrange in phases or stages; "phase a withdrawal")
       => stage, arrange -- (plan, organize, and carry out (an event); "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion")

Sense 2
phase -- (adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition; "he phased the intake with the output of the machine")
       => synchronize, synchronise, sync -- (make synchronous and adjust in time or manner; "Let's synchronize our efforts")

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