gradual phase

gradual phase

[′graj·ə·wəl ‚fāz]
(astrophysics)
The second phase of a solar flare, characterized by emission of relatively low-energy (soft) x-radiation which appears soon after the beginning of the impulsive phase, grows in intensity as the impulsive bursts wane, and lasts up to several hours. Also known as thermal phase.
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Availability of 421(a) real estate tax exemption Provides a full real estate tax exemption for all improvements to the land during the construction period and for 12 years thereafter with a gradual phase out of the exemption in 20% increments over the next eight years.
EU foreign ministers still needed to discuss whether there would be a gradual phase in view of an Iran oil embargo, in order to give Greece, Italy and Spain more time to adjust, Soevndal said.
The company's CompuStep feature provides gradual phase angle-fired voltage during warmup, and its CompuCycle utilizes zero crossover power to improve response time, reduce thermal fatigue, and prolong heater life.
It was further hypothesized that the hearing loss would occur in two stages--a long, gradual phase followed by a rapid, more progressive deterioration.
The language recommends that enforcement provisions be included to provide for what happens if Congress or the President fails to comply with the requirement and its gradual phase in, since immediate implementation would force tax increases or spending cuts equal to the amount of all current domestic discretionary spending.
The measure would include HFCs under the mechanisms of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and mandate a gradual phase down in their use.
I've been doing a gradual phase back and my new part-time contract begins in July.
Mr Morgan also said he wanted to see a gradual phase out of targets in the NHS in Wales because they were forcing health care towards political rather than patient need.
There should be a gradual phase out of stage-two jets.
Moreover, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will benefit from bilateral funding, which will allow for a very gradual phase out.
Masuzoe advocated a gradual phase out of nuclear energy in the country, while his opponents backed the immediate shutting down of nuclear generation following the 2011 tsunami and earthquake.
The city of Marco Island, in southwest Florida, is a resort community whose wastewater volumes have increased driven by development and by a gradual phase out of septic systems.