Definition of rectifier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrektəˌfīər/


An electrical device that converts an alternating current into a direct one by allowing a current to flow through it in one direction only.
Example sentences
  • Probably the best known use of silicon is in transistors, photovoltaic cells, rectifiers, and other electronic devices.
  • Examples include self-winding wristwatches and rectifiers in electrical circuits.
  • Our rectifiers have software controls, and we use 30% fewer components because of our software base.

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Syllabification: rec·ti·fi·er

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