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Noun phase has 4 senses
- phase, form - (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
--1 is a kind of state of matter, state
--1 has particulars:
- phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
--2 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
--2 has particulars:
- phase, phase angle - a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
--3 is a kind of point, point in time
--3 is a part of cycle, rhythm, round
- phase - (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun); "the full phase of the moon"
--4 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
--4 has particulars: phase of the moon