adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1891 having or producing two or more phases <
a polyphase machine
a polyphase current

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  • polyphasé — polyphasé, ée [ pɔlifaze ] adj. • 1891; de poly et phase ♦ Qui a plusieurs phases. Courants polyphasés : courants alternatifs à plusieurs phases. ⇒ biphasé, triphasé. ♢ Alimenté en courants polyphasés. Alternateur polyphasé. ● polyphasé,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Polyphase — can refer to: * Polyphase system, in electrical engineering * Polyphase matrix, in signal processing, used for polyphase filters and polyphase FFT (see Filter bank) …   Wikipedia

  • Polyphase — Pol y*phase, a. [Poly + phase.] (Elec.) Having or producing two or more phases; multiphase; as, a polyphase machine, a machine producing two or more pressure waves of electro motive force, differing in phase; a polyphase current. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polyphase — [päl′i fāz΄] adj. Elec. powered by equal AC voltages or currents that are out of phase …   English World dictionary

  • polyphase — /pol ee fayz /, adj. Elect. 1. having more than one phase. 2. of or pertaining to a set of alternating currents that have the same frequency but different phases and that enter a specified region at more than two points. [1890 95; POLY + PHASE] * …   Universalium

  • polyphase — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or involving multiple alternating currents that have the same frequency but differ in phase b) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of multiple phases of matter …   Wiktionary

  • polyphase — poly·phase (polґe fāz) [poly + phase] having several phases; containing colloids of several types …   Medical dictionary

  • polyphase — pÉ‘lɪ feɪz / pÉ’l adj. having more than one phase, consisting of several stages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polyphase — adjective (of an electrical device) simultaneously using several alternating currents with different phases …   English new terms dictionary

  • polyphase — poly·phase …   English syllables

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