from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A multidimensional representation of a dynamical system in which each dimension corresponds to one variable of the system. Thus, a point of phase space corresponds to a specific state of the system, and a path represents the evolution of the system through different states.
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- noun mathematics, physics The
topological spacein which each pointrepresents a possible stateof a system.
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- noun (physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance
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