Synonyms for phase

Synonyms for (noun) phase

Synonyms: phase

Definition: (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)

Usage: the full phase of the moon

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: phase, form

Definition: (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

Usage: the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

Similar words: state, state of matter

Definition: (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

Usage: the solid state of water is called ice


Synonyms: phase, phase angle

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

Similar words: point, point in time

Definition: an instant of time

Usage: at that point I had to leave


Synonyms: phase, stage

Definition: any distinct time period in a sequence of events

Usage: we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected

Similar words: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period

Synonyms for (verb) phase

Synonyms: phase

Definition: adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition

Usage: he phased the intake with the output of the machine

Similar words: sync, synchronise, synchronize

Definition: make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

Usage: Let's synchronize our efforts


Synonyms: phase

Definition: arrange in phases or stages

Usage: phase a withdrawal

Similar words: arrange, stage

Definition: plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

Usage: the neighboring tribe staged an invasion