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phase tran·si·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. phase change, phase transition, state change, physical changenoun

    a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition

Wiktionary

  1. phase transitionnoun

    The transition between thermodynamic phases of a physical system, especially one between the solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of a substance.

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  1. Phase transition

    A phase transition is the transformation of thermodynamic system from one phase or state of matter to another. A phase of a thermodynamic system and the states of matter have uniform physical properties. During a phase transition of a given medium certain properties of the medium change, often discontinuously, as a result of some external condition, such as temperature, pressure, and others. For example, a liquid may become gas upon heating to the boiling point, resulting in an abrupt change in volume. The measurement of the external conditions at which the transformation occurs is termed the phase transition. Phase transitions are common occurrences observed in nature and many engineering techniques exploit certain types of phase transition. The term is most commonly used to describe transitions between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter, and, in rare cases, plasma.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Phase Transition

    A change of a substance from one form or state to another.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phase transition in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phase transition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of phase transition in a Sentence

  1. Antti Lignell:

    The PAHs stuck together and were expelled from the ice host as it crystallized, this may be the first observation of molecules clustering together due to a phase transition of ice, and this certainly has many important consequences for the chemistry and physics of ice.

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