sin·​gle-phase ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˈfāz How to pronounce single-phase (audio)
: of or relating to a circuit energized by a single alternating electromotive force

Examples of single-phase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Besides the batteries, the other main component of the PowerOcean system is the Hybrid Inverter with an output of up to 10kW to power almost any single-phase appliance, as well as three-phase appliances like electric stoves and water pumps. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, 14 June 2023 Finally, a single-phase wire runs outside your home, and a distribution transformer steps down voltage one last time from a few thousand volts to the typical 240 volts that your home requires. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 8 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of single-phase was in 1895

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“Single-phase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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