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English noun: rectification

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

Broader (hypernym)purification, refinement, refining

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. rectification (event) the conversion of alternating current to direct current

Broader (hypernym)changeover, conversion, transition

3. rectification (act) the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right


Broader (hypernym)improvement

Narrower (hyponym)amendment, compensation, emendation, recompense, redress, remediation, remedy, retribution

4. rectification (act) determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve

Broader (hypernym)determination, finding

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