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The angular position of a quantity. For example, the phase of a function $\cos(\omega t+\phi_0)$ as a function of time is

\phi(t)=\omega t+\phi_0.

The Argument of a Complex Number is sometimes also called the phase.

See also Argument (Complex Number), Complex Number, Phasor, Retardance

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