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Webster 1913 Edition


Rectification

Recˊti-fi-ca′tion

(r?kˊt?-f?-k?1sh?n)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
rectification
.]
1.
The act or operation of rectifying;
as, the
rectification
of an error; the
rectification
of spirits.
After the
rectification
of his views, he was incapable of compromise with profounder shapes of error.
De Quincey.
2.
(Geom.)
The determination of a straight line whose length is equal a portion of a curve.
Rectification of a globe
(Astron.)
,
its adjustment preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rectification

RECTIFICA'TION

, n.
1.
The act or operation of correcting, amending or setting right that which is wrong or erroneous; as the retification of errors, mistakes or abuses.
2.
In chimistry, the process of refining or purifying any substance by repeated distiliation, which separates the grosser parts; as the rectification of spirits or sulphuric acid.

Definition 2022


rectification

rectification

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rectification (plural rectifications)

  1. The action or process of rectifying.
    the rectification of an error; the rectification of spirits
    • 1847, Thomas De Quincey, Secret Societies, originally published in parts in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, reprinted in 1863, Thomas De Quincey, Judas Iscariot and Other Writings, page 274,
      [] as after the rectification of his views, he was incapable of compromise with profounder shapes of error.
  2. (geometry) The determination of a straight line whose length is equal to a portion of a curve.
  3. (geometry) The truncation of a polyhedron by replacing each vertex with a face that passes though the midpoint of each edge connected to the vertex; an analogous procedure on a polytope of dimension higher than 3.
  4. (astronomy) The adjustment of a globe preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem.

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  • birectification (geometry)

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Etymology

From Late Latin rectificatio.

Noun

rectification f (plural rectifications)

  1. rectification

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