- a person or thing that rectifies.
- Electricity. an apparatus in which current flows more readily in one direction than the other, for changing an alternating current into a direct current.
- the apparatus that in distillation separates the most volatile material by condensing it; condenser.
Origin of rectifier
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Historical Examples of rectifier
This rectifier will do the work of two of the ten battery Tungars.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
Filtration still remains the best and simplest adjunct to the rectifier.
The disacidification, before entering the rectifier, is effected by the metallic zinc.
The manufacture of liqueurs constitutes the trade of the compounder, rectifier, or liquoriste.
The wash is pumped from the wash charger into the worm-tub, which passes from top to bottom of the rectifier.
- an electronic device, such as a semiconductor diode or valve, that converts an alternating current to a direct current by suppression or inversion of alternate half cycles
- chem an apparatus for condensing a hot vapour to a liquid in distillation; condenser
- a thing or person that rectifies
Word Origin and History for rectifier
1610s, agent noun from rectify.
- An electrical device that converts alternating current to direct current. Rectifiers are most often made of a combination of diodes, which allow current to pass in one direction only. Compare converter transformer.