Definition of 'phase'
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Example sentences containing 'phase'
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China is in the early phases of this cycle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hundreds of jobs were cut in the first phase of the restructuring. The Sun (2016)At the end of next month its accessories hall will open in the first of three phases. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than 90 per cent of the plots in phase one have already been sold. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In phase one of her premiership, such reticence was undoubtedly an advantage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ICT project review will feed into two overlapping phases. Computing (2010)That lasted for four days. Then came phase two. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Exeter dug in in the face of pressure in the first half, at one stage repelling 18 phases on their line. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the second attempt, I made it into phase one of army training. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The changes would be phased in gradually over the next few years. Christianity Today (2000)The process normally goes through two distinct phases. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)This means they will be phased in over time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The battle for position now entered its crucial phase. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Inner dials denote the phases of the moon and sun. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This would be a phasing from one airport to the other. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Output rose quickly as a first phase of processing capacity was built. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are embroiled in a critical phase for the future of the sport. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We will do this cardio in two phases. The Sun (2016)You can get around this by phasing withdrawals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The new laws were to be introduced in three phases. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These are the bleak outlines of the next phase of the crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why not phase in change based on contribution years? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first phase should be completed in the middle of the next decade. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The curve can be divided into three distinct phases. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)And now we enter a crucial phase for him. The Sun (2015)He kept time by observing the phases of the moon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are going to cycle through the phases over a six-week period. The Sun (2011)It's common for relationships to have a rocky phase at this stage. The Sun (2013)Thus the existing, appointed membership of the chamber would be phased out gradually. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's now time for phase three. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For investors with a reasonable term left before their retirement or other financial objective, a gradual phasing away from equities can make more sense. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The pilot will consist of three phases each about five to six weeks, including a short period within each phase to enable assessment of user feedback. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A gradual, phased introduction will allow time for people to factor the additional cost of energy in to their budgets and adapt their consumption patterns as necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'phase'
British English: phase NOUN
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.
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