[ rek-tuh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


the act of rectifying, or the fact of being rectified.
Astrology. the method by which the known times of major events in one's life are used to determine an unknown time of birth.

Nearby words

  1. rectangular hyperbola,
  2. rectectomy,
  3. recti,
  4. recti-,
  5. rectifiable,
  6. rectified spirit,
  7. rectifier,
  8. rectify,
  9. rectilinear,
  10. rectirostral

Origin of rectification

1425–75; late Middle English; < Middle French < Late Latin rectificātiōn-, stem of rectificātiō. See rectify, -fication Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for rectification



c.1400, from Old French rectificacion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin rectificationem (nominative rectificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of rectificare (see rectify).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper