a person or thing that rectifies.
Electricity. an apparatus in which current flows more readily in one direction than the other, for changing an alternating current into a direct current.
the apparatus that in distillation separates the most volatile material by condensing it; condenser.
an electronic device, such as a semiconductor diode or valve, that converts an alternating current to a direct current by suppression or inversion of alternate half cycles
(chem) an apparatus for condensing a hot vapour to a liquid in distillation; condenser
a thing or person that rectifies
An electrical device that converts alternating current to direct current. Rectifiers are most often made of a combination of diodes, which allow current to pass in one direction only. Compare converter, transformer.
verb (used with object), rectified, rectifying. 1. to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct: He sent them a check to rectify his account. 2. to put right by adjustment or calculation, as an instrument or a course at sea. 3. Chemistry. to purify (especially a spirit or liquor) by repeated distillation. 4. Electricity. to […]
adjective 1. forming a straight line. 2. formed by straight lines. 3. characterized by straight lines. 4. moving in a straight line. adjective 1. in, moving in, or characterized by a straight line or lines: the rectilinear propagation of light 2. consisting of, bounded by, or formed by a straight line or lines rectilinear (rěk’tə-lĭn’ē-ər) […]
[rek-tuh-ros-truh l] /ˌrɛk təˈrɒs trəl/ adjective 1. (of a bird) having a straight bill.
rectitis rec·ti·tis (rěk-tī’tĭs) n. See proctitis.