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Meaning of RECTIFICATION

Pronunciation:  r`ektufuk'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve
  2. [n]  the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
  3. [n]  the conversion of alternating current to direct current
  4. [n]  (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
 

RECTIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: correction
 
 See Also: amendment, changeover, compensation, conversion, determination, emendation, finding, improvement, purification, recompense, redress, refinement, refining, remediation, remedy, retribution, transition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rec`ti*fi*ca"tion\ (r?k`t?*f?*k?1sh?n), n. [Cf.
F. rectification.]
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. (Geom.) The determination of a straight line whose length
   is equal a portion of a curve.

{Rectification of a globe} (Astron.), its adjustment
   preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem.

 

 

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