Definitions for "Out Of Phase"
When the peaks from one wave are exactly matched by the troughs of a second wave, the two waves are said to be out of phase. If these two waves collide and have the same amplitude, they will mutually cancel. That is, for every positive point along one wave, the second wave would have a negative counterpart of the same magnitude. When these points are added together, they cancel leaving no net amplitude. This kind of phenomena is often called destructive interference.
Two related alternating signals with opposing polarity.
When positive and negative excursions of two sound waves or electrical signals move in opposite directions to cancel one another.
When the maximum and minimum points of two or more waveshpes do not occur at the same time.