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Glossary:Phase angle

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The phase angle (abbreviated to "phase") of a wave is the fraction of the distance the wave has traveled relative to an arbitrary reference. The points at which the various waves cross the average amplitude line do not coincide unless the phase is zero. The phase is negative if the crossing occurs before the reference wave crossing, and positive if it occurs after the reference wave crossing.