Meaning of PHASE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ feɪz ]

( phases, phasing, phased)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A phase is a particular stage in a process or in the gradual development of something.

This autumn, 6000 residents will participate in the first phase of the project...

The crisis is entering a crucial, critical phase...

Most kids will go through a phase of being faddy about what they eat.



If an action or change is phased over a period of time, it is done in stages.

The redundancies will be phased over two years.

...a phased withdrawal of American forces from the Philippines.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed , V-ed


If two things are out of phase with each other, they are not working or happening together as they should. If two things are in phase , they are working or occurring together as they should.

The Skills Programme is out of phase with the rest of the curriculum.

PHRASE : usu PHR after v , v-link PHR

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