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.
[self-ref-er-uh ns, -ref-ruh ns] /ˈsɛlfˈrɛf ər əns, -ˈrɛf rəns/ noun 1. reference made to oneself, to one’s own character or experience, or to a group with which one identifies. 2. Logic. the property of a statement that is a statement about itself, as “This statement is grammatical.”. See self-reference. [Jargon File]
noun 1. fineness or elegance of feeling, taste, manners, language, etc. 2. an instance of refined feeling, manners, etc. 3. the act or process of refining. 4. the quality or state of being refined. 5. a subtle point or distinction. 6. subtle reasoning. 7. an improved, higher, or extreme form of something: a refinement of […]
noun 1. the act of reflecting, as in casting back a light or heat, mirroring, or giving back or showing an image; the state of being reflected in this way. 2. an image; representation; counterpart. 3. a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration. 4. a thought occurring in consideration or meditation. 5. an […]
adjective 1. that reflects; reflecting. 2. of or relating to reflection. 3. cast by reflection. 4. given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or deliberation: a reflective person. adjective 1. characterized by quiet thought or contemplation 2. capable of reflecting: a reflective surface 3. produced by reflection reflective re·flec·tive (rĭ-flěk’tĭv) adj. Of, relating to, […]