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 space in which each point represents a possible state of 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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