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1. (Electrical Engineering) Also: multiphase (of an electrical system, circuit, or device) having, generating, or using two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency, the phases of which are cyclically displaced by fractions of a period. See also single-phase, two-phase, three-phase
2. (General Physics) having more than one phase
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of or pertaining to an electrical circuit carrying alternating current having two or more phases.
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|Adj.||1.||polyphase - of an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle|
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
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