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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition"> For any type of periodic motion (e.g., rotation, [[oscillation]]) a point or stage in the [[period]]  to which the motion has advanced with respect to a given initial point.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Specifically, the phase or [[phase angle]] is the angular measure along a [[simple harmonic wave]],  the [[linear]] distance of one [[wavelength]] being 360&deg; of phase measure. This is often generalized by  equating one [[cycle]] of any oscillation to 360&deg;. <br/>''See'' [[delay]], [[interference]], [[surface of constant phase]].</div><br/> </div>
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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition"> For any type of periodic motion (e.g., rotation, [[oscillation]]) a point or stage in the [[period]]  to which the motion has advanced with respect to a given initial point.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Specifically, the phase or [[phase angle]] is the angular measure along a [[simple harmonic wave]],  the [[linear]] distance of one [[wavelength]] being 360&#x000b0; of phase measure. This is often generalized by  equating one [[cycle]] of any oscillation to 360&#x000b0;. <br/>''See'' [[delay]], [[interference]], [[surface of constant phase]].</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The state of [[aggregation]] of a substance, for example, solid, liquid, or gas.</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The state of [[aggregation]] of a substance, for example, solid, liquid, or gas.</div><br/> </div>
 
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[edit] phase

  1. For any type of periodic motion (e.g., rotation, oscillation) a point or stage in the period to which the motion has advanced with respect to a given initial point.

    Specifically, the phase or phase angle is the angular measure along a simple harmonic wave, the linear distance of one wavelength being 360° of phase measure. This is often generalized by equating one cycle of any oscillation to 360°.
    See delay, interference, surface of constant phase.

  2. The state of aggregation of a substance, for example, solid, liquid, or gas.

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