subphase

noun sub·phase \ ˈsəb-ˌfāz \
variants: or sub-phase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subphase

plural subphases or sub-phases
: 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


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