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rec·ti·fi·er

 (rĕk′tə-fī′ər)
n.
1. One that rectifies: a rectifier of many wrongs.
2. Electronics A device, such as a diode, that converts alternating current to direct current.
3. A worker who blends or dilutes whiskey or other alcoholic beverages.
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rectifier

(ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Electronics) 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
2. (Chemistry) chem an apparatus for condensing a hot vapour to a liquid in distillation; condenser
3. a thing or person that rectifies
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rec•ti•fi•er

(ˈrɛk təˌfaɪ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that rectifies.
2. an electrical apparatus for changing an alternating current into a direct current.
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rectifier

A device for converting alternating current into direct current. See also inverter.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

rectifier

An electrical device that converts alternating current into direct current.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rectifier - electrical device that transforms alternating into direct currentrectifier - electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
demodulator, detector - rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
full-wave rectifier - rectifier that converts the negative half wave of an alternating current into a positive half wave
2.rectifier - a person who corrects or sets right; "a rectifier of prejudices"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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Translations

rectifier

[ˈrektɪfaɪəʳ] N (Elec, Chem etc) → rectificador m (Mech) → rectificadora f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rectifier

n (Elec) → Gleichrichter m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

rectifier

[ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪəʳ] n (Elec) → raddrizzatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The AC to DC conversion losses using this circuit have been demonstrated to be a fraction of the conversion losses experienced when using other more established rectifier based technologies.
However, from the implementation perspective, internal power management involves AC to DC conversion at the input.