• WordNet 3.6
    • n phase-out the act or instance of a planned discontinuation
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  • Anita Brookner
    “It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.”


In literature:

It was a phase of awkwardness, the splashing of a young swimmer, but buoyancy would certainly come out of it.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
But then things got out of phase.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
To bring out more strikingly these phases of the situation these documents have been added.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
That phase, in his own term, took eight years out of his life.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)" by John Morley
He had seen all phases of wild life and had carried out his plans to see the wonders of America.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
But with March our interest in these phases of animal life, which winter has so emphasized and brought out, begins to decline.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
It is curious how this new phase of living brought out traits common to humanity everywhere.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Through the arches one can see the golf course on which an English statesman thought out the later phases of British Imperialism.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
He may represent a bad phase of life out here.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines" by H. Irving Hancock
We may see in them phases of man's development out of a sensuous into an institutional life.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider

In news:

Our neighbors to the north have started doing something that the United States should consider: Phasing out the penny .
Michigan Senate votes to phase out industrial tax.
Industry To Phase Out decaBDE.
And as Lucy Craft reports, the plan includes phasing out nuclear power altogether.
Japan Cabinet panel calls for phasing out nuclear power by 2030s in energy policy overhaul.
Free WiFi To Be Phase Out .
The Japanese government unveiled a plan today to phase out nuclear power over the next three decades, signaling a dramatic shift in energy policy 18 months after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
Japan to Phase Out Nuclear Power.
Patriot to Phase out MTR.
Today, November 15, in federal court in Huntington, W.Va. Patriot Coal Corporation announced its intention to immediately begin phasing out all large scale surface mining in Appalachia.
Campbell's to Phase Out Toxic Chemical BPA from Cans.
Jersey Shore' Want's To Phase Out The Situation And Snooki.
Japan has taken the decision to phase out nuclear power by 2040 – a mere 28 years from now.
Obama administration releases proposal to phase out Fannie and Freddie.
As of Friday, November 9, 2012, 10:46 a.m. DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is planning to phase out the use of tokens after 2013.

In science:

We show that for p ≥ pc the free energy has a phase transition along one curve in the cone, which turns out to be independent of p.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
We show that for p < pc the free energy has a phase transition along two curves in the cone, both of which turn out to depend on p.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
Our first theorem identifies the two phases, which turn out not to depend on p.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
It turns out that close to a phase transition, these two correlation lengths may have different critical behaviors.
Random polymers and delocalization transitions
K is also visible in out-of-phase linear χac (χ1 [not shown].
Direct evidence of random field effect on magnetic ordering of La_(0.5)Gd_(0.2)Sr_(0.3)MnO_(3) manganite system