poly·​phase ˈpä-lē-ˌfāz How to pronounce polyphase (audio)
: having or producing two or more phases
a polyphase machine
a polyphase current

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyphase was in 1891

Dictionary Entries Near polyphase

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“Polyphase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyphase. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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