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See also: Phasis



phasis (plural phases)

  1. phase; stage
    • 1697, Thomas Creech (translating Marcus Manilius), Astronomica
      And other Months, another Phasis view: Fixt to the Rudder, he shall boldly Steer
  2. aspect
    • 1882, John Stuart Mill, A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (8th ed.)
      In popular language Feeling is not always synonymous with State of Consciousness; being often taken more peculiarly for those states which are conceived as belonging to the sensitive, or to the emotional, phasis of our nature,