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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rectificationnoun

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

  2. rectificationnoun

    the conversion of alternating current to direct current

  3. correction, rectificationnoun

    the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

  4. rectificationnoun

    determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve


  1. rectificationnoun

    The action or process of rectifying.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rectificationnoun

    Etymology: rectification, Fr. from rectify.

    It behoved the deity to renew that revelation from time to time, and to rectify abuses with such authority for the renewal and rectification, as was sufficient evidence of the truth of what was revealed. Duncan Forbes.

    At the first rectification of some spirit of salt in a retort, a single pound afforded no less than six ounces of phlegm. Boyle.


  1. Rectification

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Rectificationnoun

    the act or operation of rectifying; as, the rectification of an error; the rectification of spirits

  2. Rectificationnoun

    the determination of a straight line whose length is equal a portion of a curve

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. rectification.]


  1. Rectification

    In Euclidean geometry, rectification is the process of truncating a polytope by marking the midpoints of all its edges, and cutting off its vertices at those points. The resulting polytope will be bounded by the vertex figures and the rectified facets of the original polytope.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. rectification

    In photogrammetry, the process of projecting a tilted or oblique photograph on to a horizontal reference plane.

Anagrams for rectification »

  1. certification

  2. cretification

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectification in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rectification in a Sentence

  1. Fang Wei:

    We have been repeating the cycle of inspection-rectification-punishment ... It's time to solve the problem for good.

  2. The MIIT:

    The inclusion on the rectification list (for the breaches) is a reminder and warning to the company, if the company rectifies the situation within one year, its withdrawal from the list will be studied.

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