1 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 (Chem) an apparatus for condensing a hot vapour to a liquid in distillation; condenser
3 a thing or person that rectifies
n (Electrical engineering) a full-wave rectifier consisting of a bridge with a rectifier in each of the four arms
n an electronic circuit in which both half-cycles of incoming alternating current furnish the direct current output
n a semiconductor rectifier whose forward current between two electrodes, the anode and cathode, is initiated by means of a signal applied to a third electrode, the gate. The current subsequently becomes independent of the signal. It is a type of thyristor, (Abbrev.)
n (Electronics) a rectifier consisting of a semiconductor diode using crystalline silicon
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