subphase

noun
sub·​phase | \ ˈsəb-ˌfāz How to pronounce subphase (audio) \
variants: or sub-phase
plural subphases or sub-phases

Definition of subphase

: a phase that is a part of a longer phase The task-centered model of helping is usually broken into three phases …. Each phase has distinct subphases or tasks to be accomplished.— Carol L. Langer and Cynthia Lietz The ceramic sequence now consists of five phases, spanning the period AD 900-1650 …. All but the last of these phases have been further subdivided into early and late subphases, each about 75-100 years long.— Vernon J. Knight and Vincas P. Steponaitis

First Known Use of subphase

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subphase was in 1846

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“Subphase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subphase. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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