: of, relating to, or operating by means of a combination of three circuits energized by alternating electromotive forces that differ in phase by one third of a cycle

Examples of three-phase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The school recently announced a three-phase plan to renovate its home stadium, the Liberty Bowl. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 22 Apr. 2024 The 376-page report, conducted by the Fire Safety Research Institute on behalf of Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez and released Wednesday, is the first in a three-phase probe into how and why the Lahaina brush fire turned so catastrophic. Brianna Sacks and Anumita Kaur The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 21 Apr. 2024 One project will move 1,900 feet of three-phase mainline on the Brown Deer feeder underground, which would impact around 500 customers in Glendale. Claudia Levens, Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2024 This three-phase vision for the 26-acre campus has so far resulted in an addition to the Department of Public Safety’s headquarters, a new net zero-energy city hall built to LEED Platinum standards, and six acres of public open space. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 30 Mar. 2024 On January 11, the 15-acre downtown campus celebrated the grand opening of phase one of its three-phase Master Plan. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Those diplomatic efforts were rattled earlier in the day when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a detailed, three-phase plan by Hamas that would unfold over 41/2 months. Matthew Lee, arkansasonline.com, 8 Feb. 2024 The three-phase treatment includes a starting dose and several months of up-dosing therapy done at a clinic or provider’s office, followed by a continuous maintenance dose at home. Amy Isler, Rn, Msn, Csn, Verywell Health, 5 Dec. 2023 European models enjoy a stronger 22-kilowatt charger that takes advantage of the EU’s three-phase consumer electricity, trimming charge time to less than 3 hours. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of three-phase was in 1892

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“Three-phase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-phase. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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