Learn how to say Phase correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word phase:
1a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something’s development:
the final phases of the war
phase two of the development
a stage in a person’s psychological development, especially a period of temporary difficulty during adolescence or a particular stage during childhood:
most of your fans are going through a phase
a stage in the life cycle or annual cycle of an animal.
2each of the aspects of the moon or a planet, according to the amount of its illumination, especially the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter.
3 Zoology a genetic or seasonal variety of an animal’s coloration:
the invertebrate residents of the tundra pass the winter in dormant phase
4 Chemistry a distinct and homogeneous form of matter (i.e. a particular solid, liquid, or gas) separated by its surface from other forms:
solid carbon dioxide passes directly into the gas phase without becoming a liquid
5 Physics the relationship in time between the successive states or cycles of an oscillating or repeating system (such as an alternating electric current or a light or sound wave) and either a fixed reference point or the states or cycles of another system with which it may or may not be in synchrony:
there are two output channels, one fixed in phase and the other variable in phase between 0 and 360 degrees
each of the electrical windings or connections of a polyphase machine or circuit.
6 Linguistics (in systemic grammar) the relationship between a catenative verb and the verb that follows it, as in she hoped to succeed and I like swimming.
a structure containing two verbs in a phase.
1carry out (something) in gradual stages:
the work is being phased over a number of years
(as adjective phased)
a phased withdrawal of troops
(phase something in/out) introduce something into (or withdraw something from) use in gradual stages:
the changes will be phased in over 10 years
2 Physics adjust the phase of (something), especially so as to synchronize it with something else:
about 70% of the reflections were phased by this method