phase space

phase space
noun
(physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance
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a multidimensional phase space

Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy
Hypernyms: ↑space, ↑infinite
Hyponyms: ↑dynamical system

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noun
: an ideal often multidimensional space of which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables required to specify the phase or state of a system or substance — see coordinate space

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Physics.
a hypothetical space constructed so as to have as many coordinates as are necessary to define the state of a given substance or system.
[1925-30]

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n. Physics a multidimensional space in which each axis corresponds to one of the coordinates required to specify the state of a physical system, all the coordinates being thus represented so that a point in the space corresponds to a state of the system

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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