[ rek-ten-uh ]
/ ˌrɛkˈtɛn ə /
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a piece of electrical equipment consisting of an antenna accompanied by a diode to rectify the electromagnetic energy it receives, changing it into direct current: used to enable wireless transmission and to convert solar energy to electricity.
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Origin of rectenna
First recorded in 1960–65; rec(tifying) + ant(enna)
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