from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to two alternating currents with phases differing by 90°.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Two-cycle; having two phases or stages in a complete cycle, usually an expansion and a compression phase.
  • In electricity, of or pertaining to an alternating-current generator which produces two currents differing in phase by half a cycle, or to a circuit carrying such currents, or to a motor, transformer, or any electrical device used on a two-phase circuit. See quarter-phase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Elec.) Same as diphase, diphaser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having two alternating currents whose phases differ by 90°


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