rectificationmedical dictionary

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. <geometry> The determination of a straight line whose length is equal a portion of a curve.

<astronomy> Rectification of a globe, its adjustment preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem.

Origin: Cf. F. Rectification.

(01 Mar 1998)