Definition of Polyphase

1. Adjective. Of an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle.

Exact synonyms: Multiphase
Category relationships: Electricity
Partainyms: Phase, Phase



Definition of Polyphase

1. a. Having or producing two or more phases; multiphase; as, a polyphase machine, a machine producing two or more pressure waves of electro-motive force, differing in phase; a polyphase current.

Definition of Polyphase

1. Adjective. (electricity) Of, pertaining to, or involving multiple alternating currents that have the same frequency but differ in phase ¹

2. Adjective. (physics) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of multiple phases of matter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polyphase

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Polyphase

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1. Theory and Calculation of Alternating Current Phenomena by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1916)
"A polyphase system is an alternating-current system in which several emfs. of ... Thus any polyphase system can be considered as consisting of a number of ..."

2. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1922)
"It might be supposed that the above rotating field would react on the rotor in the same manner as the rotating field in the polyphase induction motor. ..."

3. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1897)
"The points most discussed in connection with polyphase currents are the ... Besides the well-known advantages of polyphase motors, another point in favour ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"Curves showing the performance of polyphase motors with single-phase secondary are presented. The practical advantages of using unbalanced secondary ..."

5. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"The inter-linking of magnetic circuits traversed by polyphase magnetic fluxes. ... polyphase Alternator.—An alternator capable of supplying polyphase ..."

6. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Apparatus by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"Phase conversion is of industrial importance in changing from single-phase to polyphase, and in changing from polyphase : single-phase. ..."

7. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Apparatus by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"Phase conversion is of industrial importance in changing from single-phase to polyphase, and in changing from polyphase to single-phase. ..."

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