three-phase

three-phase
\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: 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

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/three"fayz'/, adj. Elect.
1. of or pertaining to a circuit, system, or device that is energized by three electromotive forces that differ in phase by one third of a cycle or 120°.
2. having three phases.
[1890-95]

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threeˈ-phase adjective (elec eng)
(of an electric supply system) in which the alternating potentials on the three wires differ in phase from each other by 120º
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three-phase «THREE FAYZ», adjective.
1. of or having to do with a combination of three electric currents caused by alternating electromotive forces differing in phase by one third of a cycle (120 degrees).
2. having three phases.

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adj. (of an electric generator, motor, or other device) designed to supply or use simultaneously three separate alternating currents of the same voltage, but with phases differing by a third of a period

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