An elution procedure used in liquid chromatography in which the mobile phase is significantly more polar then the stationary phase, e.g. a microporous silica-based material with chemically bonded alkyl chains. The term 'reverse phase' is an incorrect expression to be avoided.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 93 (http://media.iupac.org/publications/analytical_compendium/)
PAC, 1993, 65, 819. 'Nomenclature for chromatography (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)' on page 826 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199365040819)