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phasis

[fey-sis] /ˈfeɪ sɪs/
noun, plural phases
[fey-seez] /ˈfeɪ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a manner, stage, or aspect of being; phase.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin < Greek phásis appearance, equivalent to pha- (base of phaínein to show) + -sis -sis
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  • Em- phasis on worthwhile outdoor activities, mountain and canoeing trips.

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