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rectifier Line breaks: rec¦ti|fier
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛktɪfʌɪə/

Definition of rectifier in English:


An electrical device which 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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