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rectify

 [rek´tĭ-fi]
1. to refine or make straight.
2. to convert alternating current to direct current.

rec·ti·fy

(rek'ti-fī),
1. To correct.
2. To purify or refine by distillation; usually implies repeated distillations.
[L. rectus, right, straight]

rec·ti·fy

(rek'ti-fī)
1. To correct.
2. To purify or refine by distillation; usually implies repeated distillations.
[L. rectus, right, straight]

rec·ti·fy

(rek'ti-fī)
1. To correct.
2. To purify or refine by distillation; usually implies repeated distillations.
[L. rectus, right, straight]
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For similar reasons, the rectification ratio for chemically connected junction can be expected to be much better than that of physically connected one.
Again, the current rectification increases with increasing water content up to a threshold swelling degree, then, it decreases with further increase in water content.
The rectification ratio--the rate of current density under forward bias to reverse bias--of these samples were calculated as 9.
The fact that the rectification is best for sample 2 can be explained as below: higher external voltage may result in a widening of the depletion region in which neither p nor n type exists.