verb (used with object), rectified, rectifying.
to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct:
He sent them a check to rectify his account.
to put right by adjustment or calculation, as an instrument or a course at sea.
Chemistry. to purify (especially a spirit or liquor) by repeated distillation.
Electricity. to change (an alternating current) into a direct current.
to determine the length of (a curve).
Astronomy, Geography. to adjust (a globe) for the solution of any proposed problem.
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to put right; correct; remedy
to separate (a substance) from a mixture or refine (a substance) by fractional distillation
to convert (alternating current) into direct current
(maths) to determine the length of (a curve)
to cause (an object) to assume a linear motion or characteristic
rectify rec·ti·fy (rěk’tə-fī’)
v. rec·ti·fied, rec·ti·fy·ing, rec·ti·fies
To set right; correct.
To refine or purify, especially by distillation.
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.
noun 1. rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue: the rectitude of her motives. 2. correctness: rectitude of judgment. 3. straightness. noun 1. moral or religious correctness 2. correctness of judgment