rectifiable

rectifiable

[rek-tuh-fahy-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
able to be rectified.
2.
Mathematics. of or pertaining to a curve or arc that has finite length.

Origin:
1640–50; rectify + -able

nonrectifiable, adjective
unrectifiable, adjective
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rectify (ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to put right; correct; remedy
2.  to separate (a substance) from a mixture or refine (a substance) by fractional distillation
3.  to convert (alternating current) into direct current
4.  maths to determine the length of (a curve)
5.  to cause (an object) to assume a linear motion or characteristic
 
[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin rectificāre to adjust, from Latin rectus straight + facere to make]
 
'rectifiable
 
adj
 
rectifi'cation
 
n

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