from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of phase.
  • n. Movement through phases; arrangement of a sequence or cycle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to phase or differences of phase.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, the act of bringing two alternating-current circuits, as two alternaters, or a converter and its supply circuit, in phase with each other, so that their waves coincide, and they can be connected together.
  • Coinciding in phase. See in phase.


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  • His intention was always to resist temptation, although the phrase phasing out he had abandoned.


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  • Basically the bill said localities could not purchase any new electronic machines, forcing them to begin phasing the machines out and returning to a paper ballot system.

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  • Sharifah Hapsah viewed the training centre as a long-term phasing out of foreigners as domestic maids.


  • October 17, 2007 at 3: 38 pm whoever says phasing is a “stupid power” …. i’d rather have the ability to walk into bank vaults and then walk out, ignoring all the bullets from the cops as they pass through me … instead of having to bust it up, and hulksmash my way through everything. there’s something to be said for “sneaky”.

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  • In the context of home improvement, phasing occurs when you take a piecemeal approach to renovation.

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  • But the idea of phasing in ethics and civility I don't think makes a whole lot of sense.

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  • This would entail the phasing out of 24 of the country's 58 reactors, though the Socialists would not agree to stop the construction of a new-generation nuclear reactor at Flamanville in western France.

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  • Smith said Australia would like to propose to the IWC possibly on Monday the idea of phasing out whaling in the Southern Ocean over a reasonable period of time.

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