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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.

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

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.

rectifier

A device for converting alternating current into direct current. See also inverter.

rectifier

An electrical device that converts alternating current into direct current.
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"
Translations

rectifier

[ˈrektɪfaɪəʳ] N (Elec, Chem etc) → rectificador m (Mech) → rectificadora f

rectifier

n (Elec) → Gleichrichter m

rectifier

[ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪəʳ] n (Elec) → raddrizzatore m
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