intermediate phase

intermediate phase

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət ¦fāz]
(metallurgy)
In an alloy system, a distinct phase whose composition ranges do not extend to any of the pure constituents of the system.
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These results were consistent with other reports, which found that superior phenotypes occur in the intermediate phase (Latorre et al.
However, they also saw something more: a previously unknown intermediate phase that appears during the transition from the crystalline to the amorphous configuration.
We know that a "language shift" occurred in New Orleans at a certain point in the nineteenth century, but we still do not know when francophones by origin began to speak English instead, how long the transition took, and if there was an intermediate phase when a majority of the city's inhabitants were bilingual.
According to new research from Toronto, CA-based Millennium Research Group (MRG), cosmeceuticals often serve as a comfortable intermediate phase between basic skin care routines and actual cosmetic procedures for those initially uncomfortable with the idea of more invasive aesthetic treatments.
It reduces exposure to those conditions and builds onroad driving experience by providing an intermediate phase - where there is a degree of supervision and control - between being a learner and holding a full licence.
On 25 November 2011, the Western Cape Health Department, NTP Radioisotopes and its parent company, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), marked the intermediate phase of installing a R15.
In our government schools, English learning begins from the first year of intermediate phase of education.
The intermediate phase is that when the effect of viscosity was no longer significant but the heat flux was still not negligible.
The aim of the present work is the phenomenological description of the stationary propagation of the flat front as a result of the formation of a single intermediate phase.
But, some massive stars become red supergiant stars first, which is an intermediate phase where, after the fuel in the centre is used up, energy is still produced in shells surrounding the now dead core.
Stressing the importance of an authority over the union, the report says that "the intermediate phase in the run up to the launch of the single currency should not be left to a temporary institution, like a monetary institute with weak powers.

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