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polyphase

[pol-ee-feyz] /ˈpɒl iˌfeɪz/
adjective, Electricity
1.
having more than one phase.
2.
of or pertaining to a set of alternating currents that have the same frequency but different phases and that enter a specified region at more than two points.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; poly- + phase
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Examples for polyphase
  • Most exposures show complex microstructures suggestive of polyphase deformation and superimposed shearing.
  • polyphase sulfide deposition characterizes the deposit.
British Dictionary definitions for polyphase

polyphase

/ˈpɒlɪˌfeɪz/
adjective
1.
Also multiphase. (of an electrical system, circuit, or device) having, generating, or using two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency, the phases of which are cyclically displaced by fractions of a period See also single-phase, two-phase, three-phase
2.
having more than one phase
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