Notebook, 1993-



The Form, Shape, Facet, Side or Stage in a process of change or development . . . . Recurring Appearances or States [of] a system, [of] a Point of advancement [in a circle] . . . . Fractional Part of the period through which the time has advanced, measured from some arbitrary origin . . . . To Schedule or Order so as to be available when or as needed . . . Synchronize, Put into use, Incorporate gradually or by degrees . . . Ease out of service, Withrdraw gradually or by degrees . . .

One of many phases in the development of [imagery, new program, improved relations, etc.] . . . . Over a period of time it became possible to develop a perspective on recurring phases [of stability, daylight, etc.] . . . . The color was phased in gradually with glazes of pure hue . . . . Some phases of growth are more challenging than others--some more fun. Postmodernism may be another phase of a somewhat technical neo-classic attention to knowledge, history, method and technique - or another phase in the modern spirit of alternatives

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Period n. 1. any of the major aspects in which a thing of varying forms or conditions manifests itself. 2. a stage in a process of change or development. 3. Astron. one of the recurring appearances or states of the moon or a planet in respect to the form, or the absence, of its illuminated disk. 4. Biol. an aspect of the stage in meisois or mitosis. 5. Zool. see color phase. 6. Chem. a system: the solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of a system. 7. Physics. a particular stage or point of advancement in a cycle; the fractional part of the period through which the time has advanced, measured from some arbitrary origin. -v.t. 8. to schedule or order so as to be available when or as needed. 9. to put in phase; synchronize. 10. phase in, to put into use or incorporate gradually or by degrees: to phase in new machinery. 11. phase out, to ease out of service; withdraw gradually. [back formation from phases, pl. of NL phasis < GK pháis appearance = pha- [root of phaínein to show) + -sis -SIS] -Syn. 1. form, shape, facet, side. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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