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diphase

[dahy-feyz] /ˈdaɪˌfeɪz/
adjective, Electricity
1.
having two phases; two-phase.
Also, diphasic
[dahy-fey-zik] /daɪˈfeɪ zɪk/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; di-1 + phase
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British Dictionary definitions for diphasic

diphase

/ˈdaɪˌfeɪz/
adjective (physics)
1.
of, having, or concerned with two phases

diphasic

/daɪˈfeɪzɪk/
adjective
1.
(zoology) (of parasites) having a free active stage in the life cycle
2.
(physics) another word for diphase
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diphasic in Medicine

diphasic di·pha·sic (dī-fā'zĭk)
adj.

  1. Having two phases or stages.

  2. Of or being a disorder marked by two distinct phases, such as bipolar disorder.

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