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simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_change

A phase change is a change in the states of matter. For example, a solid may become a liquid. This phase change is called melting. When a solid changes into a ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_transition

The term phase transition (or phase change) is most commonly used to describe transitions ... The same process, but beginning with a solid instead of a liquid is called a .... Familiar examples are the melting of ice or the boiling of water (the water does not instantly turn into vapor, but forms a turbulent mixture of liquid water ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deposition_(phase_transition)

Deposition is a thermodynamic process, a phase transition in which gas transforms into solid without passing through the liquid phase. The reverse of deposition is sublimation and hence sometimes deposition is called desublimation. ... When the leaf becomes cold enough, water vapor in the air surrounding the leaf loses ...

www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_changes.html

Scientists use something called a freezing point or melting point to measure the temperature at which a liquid turns into a solid. There are physical effects that ...

dl.clackamas.edu/ch104-02/physical_changes.htm

For example if water (a liquid) is heated enough, it evaporates and becomes ... take a solid and warm it up to change it into a liquid, that change is called melting .

www.dummies.com/education/science/chemistry/the-changing-states-of-solids-liquids-and-gases

The solid begins to go from a solid state to a liquid state — a process called ... smaller as the solid begins to turn into a gas, but no liquid is formed during this ...

www.reference.com/science/called-solid-turns-liquid-28664ad7299ac6e5

When a solid turns into a liquid it is called fusion, more commonly referred to as melting. When a material moves from one state of matter into another it is called ...

www.factmonster.com/dk/encyclopedia/science/changing-states

All matter exists as solids, liquids, or gases. These are called the states of matter. Matter can change from one state to another if heated or cooled.

van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1656

Nov 6, 2007 ... The opposite happens when you cool down a gas: first it becomes a liquid, then a solid. Some solids can even become a gas without first ...