HyperDic: rectification

English > 4 senses of the word rectification:
NOUNprocessrectification(chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
eventrectificationthe conversion of alternating current to direct current
actrectification, correctionthe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake
actrectificationdetermination of the length of a curve
rectification > pronunciation
Soundsreh.ktahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > rectification: 4 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderrefining, refinement, purificationThe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
Verbsrectifyreduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state
English > rectification: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe conversion of alternating current to direct current.
Broaderconversion, transition, changeoverAn event that results in a transformation
Spanishrectificación
Verbsrectifyconvert into direct current
English > rectification: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right.
Synonymcorrection
NarroweramendmentThe act of amending or correcting
emendationA correction by emending
recompense, compensationThe act of compensating for service or loss or injury
redress, remedy, remediationAct of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
retributionThe act of correcting for your wrongdoing
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanishcorrección, rectificación
Catalancorrecció, rectificació
Verbsrectifyset straight or right
rectifymake right or correct
rectifybring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
English > rectification: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningDetermination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve.
Broaderdetermination, findingThe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
Verbsrectify(math) determine the length of

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