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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In electricity, pertaining to a system of electric distribution by six alternating currents displaced in phase from each other by one sixth of one period. Six-phase converters are frequently built, the six-phase currents being derived by transformation from three-phase currents.

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Examples

  • Bioregulatory therapists measure the progressive levels of damage to tissues on a six-phase scale called the Disease Evolution Table DET.

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  • In September, the Air Force reported the completion of the first phase of a six-phase construction project at FOB Dwyer which will eventually include additional fuel pits and taxiways, increased tarmac space, and the lengthening of the runway to 6,000 feet.

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  • Similarly, in a six-phase national project, the National Highway Authority plans to add or upgrade nearly 30,000 kilometers of highway, which would expand the existing system by a third.

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  • What he considered to be his proudest accomplishment in life, aside from not getting maimed or killed in action—namely, passing the six-phase Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, earning his Special Forces tab in the run-up to the Iraq invasion—was shrunken to a bullet point on the “Skill Sets” section of his résumé.

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  • So our present model of the six-phase process of innovation-development should be considered only a general guide to the process from which many innovations may deviate.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Implementing a six-phase plan of action to ensure total readiness by the

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  • Implementing a six-phase plan of action to ensure total readiness by the Year 2000 for 68 "mission critical" systems within government

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  • Fukuda acknowledged the six-phase system the WHO uses to assess a

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  • Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's top influenza expert, said the U.N. agency's six-phase system for declaring a pandemic had sown confusion about the flu bug which was ultimately not as deadly as the widely-feared avian influenza.

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  • Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's top influenza expert, said the UN agency's six-phase system for declaring a pandemic had sown confusion about the flu bug which was ultimately not as deadly as the widely-feared avian influenza.

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