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From Middle English rectificacioun, from Old French rectificacion, from Late Latin rectificatio.
rectification (countable and uncountable, plural rectifications)
- 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.
- (geometry) The determination of a straight line whose length is equal to a portion of a curve.
- (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.
- (astronomy) The adjustment of a globe preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem.
- (chemistry, chemical engineering) Purification of a substance through repeated or continuous distillation.
- (politics, historical) Any of a number of Chinese and Filipino communist purges. See rectification movement.
- (astrology) A procedure that attempts to determine a person's time of birth based on events in their life.
- birectification (geometry)
act of rectifying
geometry: determination of a straight line
geometry: truncation of a polyhedron
astronomy: adjustment of a globe
- truncation (geometry)
Learned borrowing from Late Latin rectificātiōnem.
rectification f (plural rectifications)
- “rectification”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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