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phase in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishphasephase1 /feɪz/ ●●○ W2 AWL noun [countable]  1 PARTone of the stages of a process of development or change a new drug that is in the experimental phasephase of The first phase of renovations should be finished by January.in phases The work will be carried out in phases. It’s just a phase he’s going through.2 out of phase (with something)3 in phase (with something)4 HA technical one of a fixed number of changes in the appearance of the Moon or a planet when it is seen from the Earth
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phaseThe nation was believed to have fallen into a phase of cataclysmic evil.What determines the equilibrium between phases?Figure 5.13 shows the apparatus used by Lawrence in each phase of his study.Keep careful records on persons who participated in each phase, rather than lumping all the participants together.As the war enters its final phase, the UN will probably consider lifting sanctions.The first phase of renovations should be finished by next January.The initial phase of the project should take about three months.I'd like to discuss the production phase at this morning's meeting.Thus, without any change in the composition across the boundary, the phase change produces a temporarily layered mantle.Just two examples are given in Fig. 10.3: for e + and e x when the phase is zero.There are three phases in the lifecycle of a butterfly.in phasesThe dime stores will close in phases by September 1998.The rest of the network will be completed in phases over the next two years.The country estate covers an area of 106 acres, to be developed in phases.The two-hour reduction will be introduced in phases, with the second becoming effective in November 199l.This is a major project which will be introduced in phases over a number of years.Local data analysis should also be carried out in phases.The programme was to be carried out in phases.