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[rek-tuh-fi-key-shuh n]
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  1. the act of rectifying, or the fact of being rectified.
  2. Astrology. the method by which the known times of major events in one's life are used to determine an unknown time of birth.
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Origin of rectification

1425–75; late Middle English; < Middle French < Late Latin rectificātiōn-, stem of rectificātiō. See rectify, -fication
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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).

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