Definition of Rectification

1. Noun. (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Purification, Refinement, Refining
Derivative terms: Rectify

2. Noun. The conversion of alternating current to direct current.
Generic synonyms: Changeover, Conversion, Transition
Derivative terms: Rectify

3. Noun. The act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right.
Exact synonyms: Correction
Generic synonyms: Improvement
Specialized synonyms: Redress, Remediation, Remedy, Retribution, Compensation, Recompense, Amendment, Emendation
Derivative terms: Correct, Correctional, Rectify, Rectify, Rectify

4. Noun. Determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve.
Generic synonyms: Determination, Finding
Derivative terms: Rectify

Definition of Rectification

1. n. The act or operation of rectifying; as, the rectification of an error; the rectification of spirits.

Definition of Rectification

1. Noun. The action or process of rectifying. ¹

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Definition of Rectification

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Medical Definition of Rectification

1. 1. The act or operation of rectifying; as, the rectification of an error; the rectification of spirits. "After the rectification of his views, he was incapable of compromise with profounder shapes of error." (De Quincey) 2. The determination of a straight line whose length is equal a portion of a curve. Rectification of a globe, its adjustment preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem. Origin: Cf. F. Rectification. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rectification

rectangular amputation
rectangular coordinates
rectangular number
rectification (current term)
rectified optics
rectified spirit
rectified tar oil
rectifier tube
rectifying synapse
rectifying tube

Literary usage of Rectification

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1. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"On the rectification of the Hyperbola by Means of Two Ellipses; proving that Method to be circuitous, and such as requires much more Calculation than is ..."

2. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900: Subject Indexby Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"Mth. J. 9 (1854) 266-. reduction to rectification. Plana, в. Palomba Вас. 2 (1846) 276-. of ... reduction to rectification of curve, Euler's and Legendre's ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Steiners theorem connecting the rectification of pedals and roulettes, analogous to that ... Formal« for the rectification of curves of double curvature are ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Contractsby Joseph Chitty, John Mounteney Lely by Joseph Chitty, John Mounteney Lely (1896)
"rectification of contract on ground of common mistake. ... THE rectification OF CONTRACTS. IT has long been an established rule of equity, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Vendor and Purchaser of Real Estate and Chattels by Thomas Cyprian Williams, John Frederick Iselin (1906)
"Cases where rectification with the alternative, at the defendant's option, of rescission, has been ordered on the ground of unilateral ..."

6. A Treatise on the Specific Performance of Contracts by Edward Fry, William M. Scott (1884)
"It equally follows, that the mistake of one party to a contract can never be a ground for compulsory rectification. It may be a reason for setting the whole ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"rectification of Face Presentation under Chloroform.—MR. ... rectification of face presentations had been the subject of a good deal of discussion at ..."

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