full-wave rectifier

[ foo l-weyv ]
/ ˈfʊlˌweɪv /

noun Electronics.

a rectifier that transmits both halves of a cycle of alternating current as a direct current.

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British Dictionary definitions for full-wave rectifier

full-wave rectifier

noun

an electronic circuit in which both half-cycles of incoming alternating current furnish the direct current output
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