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half-wave rectifier

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noun Electronics.

a rectifier that changes only one half of a cycle of alternating current into a pulsating, direct current.

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Origin of half-wave rectifier

First recorded in 1925–30

OTHER WORDS FROM half-wave rectifier

half-wave rectification, noun
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