Definition of phase sequence in US English:

phase sequence


  • 1A sequence of phases; (Electrical Engineering) the order in which the different components of a polyphase system pass through the same phase.

  • 2Psychology. A sequence of patterns of neuronal activity (suggested by D. O. Hebb as an explanation of motivated behaviour).


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Kenelm Edgcumbe (b. 1873). From phase + sequence.


phase sequence

/ˈfeɪz siːkw(ə)ns/