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Era vs. Phase

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Eranoun

A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.

Phasenoun

A distinguishable part of a sequence or cycle occurring over time.

Eranoun

(geology) A unit of time, smaller than eons and greater than periods.

Phasenoun

That which is exhibited to the eye; the appearance which anything manifests, especially any one among different and varying appearances of the same object.

Eranoun

A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned.

‘The foundation of Solomon's temple is conjectured by Ideler to have been an era.’;

Phasenoun

Any appearance or aspect of an object of mental apprehension or view.

‘The problem has many phases.’;

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Eranoun

A period of time reckoned from some particular date or epoch; a succession of years dating from some important event; as, the era of Alexander; the era of Christ, or the Christian era (see under Christian).

‘The first century of our era.’;

Phasenoun

(astronomy) A particular appearance or state in a regularly recurring cycle of changes with respect to quantity of illumination or form, or the absence, of its enlightened disk. Illustrated in Wikipedia's article Lunar phase.

‘the phases of the moon’;

Eranoun

A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.

‘Painting may truly be said to have opened the new era of culture.’;

Phasenoun

(physics) Any one point or portion in a recurring series of changes, as in the changes of motion of one of the particles constituting a wave or vibration; one portion of a series of such changes, in distinction from a contrasted portion, as the portion on one side of a position of equilibrium, in contrast with that on the opposite side.

Eranoun

a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

Phasenoun

(chemistry) A component in a material system that is distinguished by chemical composition and/or physical state (solid, liquid or gas) and/or crystal structure. It is delineated from an adjoining phase by an abrupt change in one or more of those conditions.

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Eranoun

a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

Phasenoun

(zoology) In certain organisms, one of two or more colour variations characteristic of the species, but independent of the ordinary seasonal and sexual differences, and often also of age.

Era

An era is a span of time defined for the purposes of chronology or historiography, as in the regnal eras in the history of a given monarchy, a calendar era used for a given calendar, or the geological eras defined for the history of Earth. Comparable terms are epoch, age, period, saeculum, aeon (Greek aion) and Sanskrit yuga.

Phasenoun

(rugby union) The period of play between consecutive breakdowns.

Phasenoun

(genetics) A haplotype.

Phasenoun

(math) The arctangent of the quotient formed by dividing the imaginary part of a complex number by the real part.

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Phasenoun

(music) A distortion caused by a difference in the speed of propagation for different frequencies

Phasenoun

(electrical engineering) In a polyphase electrical power system, one of the power-carrying conductors, or the alternating current carried by it.

Phaseverb

To begin—if construed with "in"—or to discontinue—if construed with out—(doing) something over a period of time (i.e. in phases).

‘The use of the obsolete machines was gradually phased out as the new models were phased in.’;

Phaseverb

archaic form of faze

Phaseverb

To determine haplotypes in (data) when genotypes are known.

Phaseverb

To pass into or through a solid object.

Phaseproper noun

(obsolete) Passover

Phasenoun

That which is exhibited to the eye; the appearance which anything manifests, especially any one among different and varying appearances of the same object.

Phasenoun

Any appearance or aspect of an object of mental apprehension or view; as, the problem has many phases.

Phasenoun

A particular appearance or state in a regularly recurring cycle of changes with respect to quantity of illumination or form of enlightened disk; as, the phases of the moon or planets. See Illust. under Moon.

Phasenoun

Any one point or portion in a recurring series of changes, as in the changes of motion of one of the particles constituting a wave or vibration; one portion of a series of such changes, in distinction from a contrasted portion, as the portion on one side of a position of equilibrium, in contrast with that on the opposite side.

Phasenoun

A homogenous, physically distinct portion of matter in a system not homogeneous; as, the three phases, ice, water, and aqueous vapor. A phase may be either a single chemical substance or a mixture, as of gases.

Phasenoun

In certain birds and mammals, one of two or more color variations characteristic of the species, but independent of the ordinary seasonal and sexual differences, and often also of age. Some of the herons which appear in white and colored phases, and certain squirrels which are sometimes uniformly blackish instead of the usual coloration, furnish examples. Color phases occur also in other animals, notably in butterflies.

Phasenoun

The relation at any instant of a periodically varying electric magnitude, as electro-motive force, a current, etc., to its initial value as expressed in factorial parts of the complete cycle. It is usually expressed in angular measure, the cycle beb four right angles, or 360°. Such periodic variations are generally well represented by sine curves; and phase relations are shown by the relative positions of the crests and hollows of such curves. Magnitudes which have the same phase are said to be in phase.

Phasenoun

the relation at any instant of any cyclically varying physical quantity, such as voltage in an A.C. circuit, an electromagnetic wave, a sound wave, or a rotating object, to its initial value as expressed as a fractional part of the complete cycle. It is usually expressed in angular measure, the complete cycle being 360°.

Phaseverb

To disturb the composure of; to disconcert; to nonplus; - an older spelling, now replaced by faze.

Phasenoun

(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’;

Phasenoun

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’;

Phasenoun

a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle

Phasenoun

(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’;

Phaseverb

arrange in phases or stages;

‘phase a withdrawal’;

Phaseverb

adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition;

‘he phased the intake with the output of the machine’;

Phasenoun

a distinct period or stage in a series of events or a process of change or development

‘the final phases of the war’; ‘the draw for the qualifying phase of the tournament was held over the weekend’; ‘phase two of the development’;

Phasenoun

a stage in a person's psychological development, especially a period of temporary difficulty during adolescence or a particular stage during childhood

‘most of your fans are going through a phase’;

Phasenoun

each of the separate events in an eventing competition.

Phasenoun

each of the aspects of the moon or a planet, according to the amount of its illumination, especially the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter.

Phasenoun

a genetic or seasonal variety of an animal's coloration

‘the invertebrate residents of the tundra pass the winter in dormant phase’;

Phasenoun

a distinct and homogeneous form of matter (i.e. a particular solid, liquid, or gas) separated by its surface from other forms

‘solid carbon dioxide passes directly into the gas phase without becoming a liquid’;

Phasenoun

the relationship in time between the successive states or cycles of an oscillating or repeating system (such as an alternating electric current or a light or sound wave) and either a fixed reference point or the states or cycles of another system with which it may or may not be in synchrony

‘there are two output channels, one fixed in phase and the other variable in phase between 0 and 360 degrees’;

Phasenoun

each of the electrical windings or connections of a polyphase machine or circuit.

Phasenoun

(in systemic grammar) the relationship between a catenative verb and the verb that follows it, as in she hoped to succeed and I like swimming.

Phasenoun

a structure containing two verbs in a phase.

Phaseverb

carry out (something) in gradual stages

‘the work is being phased over a number of years’;

Phaseverb

introduce something into (or withdraw something from) use in gradual stages

‘the changes will be phased in over 10 years’;

Phaseverb

adjust the phase of (something), especially so as to synchronize it with something else

‘about 70% of the reflections were phased by this method’;

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