Rec`ti*fi*ca"tion (r?k`t?*f?*k?1sh?n), n. [Cf. F. rectification.]


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.


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