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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 phases
 時期,局面,階段(v.)逐步實行

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phase n.; pl. Phases
 1. That which is exhibited to the eye; the appearance which anything manifests, especially any one among different and varying appearances of the same object.
 2. Any appearance or aspect of an object of mental apprehension or view; as, the problem has many phases.
 3. Astron. A particular appearance or state in a regularly recurring cycle of changes with respect to quantity of illumination or form of enlightened disk; as, the phases of the moon or planets. See Illust. under Moon.
 4. Physics Any one point or portion in a recurring series of changes, as in the changes of motion of one of the particles constituting a wave or vibration; one portion of a series of such changes, in distinction from a contrasted portion, as the portion on one side of a position of equilibrium, in contrast with that on the opposite side.
 5. Phys. Chem. A homogenous, physically distinct portion of matter in a system not homogeneous; as, the three phases, ice, water, and aqueous vapor; in a mixture of gasoline and water, the gasoline will settle as the upper phase.  A phase may be either a single chemical substance or a mixture, as of gases.
 6.  Zool. In certain birds and mammals, one of two or more color variations characteristic of the species, but independent of the ordinary seasonal and sexual differences, and often also of age.  Some of the herons which appear in white and colored phases, and certain squirrels which are sometimes uniformly blackish instead of the usual coloration, furnish examples.  Color phases occur also in other animals, notably in butterflies.
 8.  Specifically: Elec. The relation at any instant of a periodically varying electric magnitude, as electro-motive force, a current, etc., to its initial value as expressed in factorial parts of the complete cycle.  It is usually expressed in angular measure, the cycle being four right angles, or 360°.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pha·sis n.; pl. Phases   See Phase.