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[rek-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌrɛk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act of rectifying, or the fact of being rectified.
Astrology. the method by which the known times of major events in one's life are used to determine an unknown time of birth.
Origin of rectification
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English; < Middle French < Late Latin rectificātiōn-, stem of rectificātiō. See rectify, -fication Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But, lets act upon the virtue of the merit of truth and not the rectification of an answer.
  • Our mission is not punishment, but the rectification of wrong.
  • Most software packages will allow an individual prosthetist to personally refine the rectification process.
  • The rectification and separation of the lithium contacts were tested the following morning.
  • The plaintiff sought pecuniary compensation as well as rectification of the probate decree.
  • The effects of tilt and relief are removed from the aerial photograph by a mathematical process called rectification.
Word Origin and History for rectification

c.1400, from Old French rectificacion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin rectificationem (nominative rectificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of rectificare (see rectify).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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