mul·​ti·​phase ˌməl-tē-ˈfāz How to pronounce multiphase (audio)
: consisting of or involving more than one phase
a multiphase project
multiphase chemical reactions
I present here a steady flow model for the blast dynamics and propose that through much of the devastated area the blast was a supersonic flow of a complex multiphase (solid, liquid, vapour) mixture.Susan Werner Kieffer

Examples of multiphase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web General Elections: India is holding its multiphase general elections from April 19 to June 1, in a vote that will determine the political direction of the world’s most populous nation for the next five years. Samanth Subramanian Vikas Adam Tanya Pérez Zachary Mouton, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2024 Over the past few years, a coalition of nonprofits, community organizations and Pacoima Councilmember Monica Rodriguez’s office have come up with a plan to cool the neighborhood: a multiyear and multiphase project that was announced in 2018. Edwin Flores, NBC News, 1 Mar. 2024 As such, Color Congress is planning to use Field Building Fund dollars to build an infrastructure that supports collective marketing and distribution, step one of a multiphase initiative to support a slate of films from the coalition in 2024-25. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2024 The theater was next to the popular Monroe Street Midway outdoor entertainment spot, and Bedrock has proposed a multiphase development on the broader 3.6-acre site dubbed The Development at Cadillac Square. Detroit Free Press, 30 Jan. 2024 The price tag for the completion of this multiphase conception of the MSR mission is estimated to be $8 billion to 11 billion, eerily similar to that of JWST. Christopher Wanjek, Scientific American, 14 Dec. 2023 As Israel appears poised to launch a multiphase ground offensive to try to eliminate Hamas as an effective organization, one of the biggest concerns for almost all parties is whether the fighting will spread. Hussein Ibish, The New Republic, 24 Oct. 2023 After nearly 80 years without those fish, a coalition of tribes along the upper Columbia River developed in 2015 a multiphase plan to reintroduce salmon into areas where they’d been blocked. Tony Schick, ProPublica, 22 Sep. 2023 Located in Pleasant Prairie, the 500,000-square-foot factory is part of a multiphase project that will also include an administrative building. Beck Andrew Salgado, Journal Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiphase was in 1829

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“Multiphase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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