"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults


[fey-zer] /ˈfeɪ zər/
noun, Physics.
a vector that represents a sinusoidally varying quantity, as a current or voltage, by means of a line rotating about a point in a plane, the magnitude of the quantity being proportional to the length of the line and the phase of the quantity being equal to the angle between the line and a reference line.
Origin of phasor
1940-45; phase + (vect)or Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for phasor
  • phasor applications have been explored and some are in today's utility practice.
  • The working group is composed of seven task teams who focus on various aspects of enabling a network of phasor measurements.
  • The phasor may be computed from equidistant samples of the wave form under appropriate limitations on filtering and sampling rate.
British Dictionary definitions for phasor


(electrical engineering) a rotating vector representing a quantity, such as an alternating current or voltage, that varies sinusoidally
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for phasor

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for phasor

Scrabble Words With Friends