Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Recrystallization (rē*krĭs`t a l*lĭ*zā"shŭn) noun (Chem. & Min.) The process or recrystallizing.
Recrystallize (rē*krĭs"t a l*līz) intransitive verb & t. (Chem. & Min.) To crystallize again. Henry.
Rectal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the rectum; in the region of the rectum.
[ French, from Latin rectus
right + angulus
angle. See Right
, and Angle
.] (Geom.) A four-sided figure having only right angles; a right-angled parallelogram.
» As the area of a rectangle
is expressed by the product of its two dimensions, the term rectangle
is sometimes used for product
; as, the rectangle
, that is, ab
Rectangle adjective Rectangular. [ R.]
Rectangled (-g'ld) adjective Rectangular. Hutton.
Rectangular adjective [ CF. French rectangulaire .] Right-angled; having one or more angles of ninety degrees. -- Rec*tan"gu*lar*ly (r...k*t...n"g...*l...r*l...) adverb -- Rec*tan"gu*lar*ness , noun
Rectangularity noun The quality or condition of being rectangular, or right- angled.
Recti- (r?k"t?*). [ Latin rectus straight.] A combining form signifying straight ; as, recti lineal, having straight lines; recti nerved.
1. Capable of being rectified; as, a rectifiable mistake. 2. (Math.) Admitting, as a curve, of the construction of a straight l......e equal in length to any definite portion of the curve.
[ Confer French rectification
.] 1. The act or operation of rectifying; as, the rectification of an error; the rectification of spirits.
After the rectification of his views, he was incapable of compromise with profounder shapes of error. De Quincey. 2. (Geom.) The determination of a straight line whose length is equal a portion of a curve. Rectification of a globe (Astron.)
, its adjustment preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem.
Rectificator noun (Chemistry) That which rectifies or refines; esp., a part of a distilling apparatus in which the more volatile portions are separated from the less volatile by the process of evaporation and condensation; a rectifier.
1. One who, or that which, rectifies. 2. Specifically: (a) (Nautical) An instrument used for determining and rectifying the variations of the compass on board ship. (b) (Chemistry) A rectificator.
Rectify transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Rectified
(-f?d); present participle & verbal noun Rectifying
(-f?`?ng).] [ French rectifier
, Late Latin rectificare
; Latin rectus
right + -ficare
(in comp.) to make. See Right
, and -fy
.] 1. To make or set right; to correct from a wrong, erroneous, or false state; to amend; as, to rectify errors, mistakes, or abuses; to rectify the will, the judgment, opinions; to rectify disorders.
I meant to rectify my conscience. Shak.
This was an error of opinion which a conflicting opinion would have rectified . Burke. 2. (Chemistry) To refine or purify by repeated distillation or sublimation, by which the fine parts of a substance are separated from the grosser; as, to rectify spirit of wine. 3. (Com.) To produce ( as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling low wines or ardent spirits (whisky, rum, etc.), flavoring substances, etc., being added. To rectify a globe
, to adjust it in order to prepare for the solution of a proposed problem. Syn.
-- To amend; emend; correct; better; mend; reform; redress; adjust; regulate; improve. See Amend
Rectilineal adjective [ Recti- + lineal , linear .] Straight; consisting of a straight line or lines; bounded by straight lines; as, a rectineal angle; a rectilinear figure or course. -- Rec`ti*lin"e*al*ly , adverb -- Rec`ti*lin"e*ar*ly , adverb
Rectilinearity noun The quality or state of being rectilinear. Coleridge.
Rectilineous adjective Rectilinear. [ Obsolete] Ray.
Rectinerved adjective [ Recti- + nerve .] (Botany) Having the veins or nerves straight; -- said of leaves.
[ Latin rectio
, from regere
to rule or govern.] (Gram.) See Government , noun , 7. Gibbs.
Rectirostral adjective [ Recti- + rostral .] (Zoology) Having a straight beak.
Rectiserial adjective [ Recti- + serial .] (Botany) Arranged in exactly vertical ranks, as the leaves on stems of many kinds; -- opposed to curviserial .
[ New Latin See Rectum
, and -itis
.] (Medicine) Proctitis. Dunglison.
[ Latin rectitudo
, from rectus
right, straight: confer French rectitude
. See Right
.] 1. Straightness.
[ R.] Johnson. 2. Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct, either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind; uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice. 3. Right judgment.
[ R.] Sir G. C. Lewis. Syn.
-- See Justice
[ Abbrev. from Late Latin breve de recto
. See Right
.] (Law) A writ of right.
Recto noun [ Confer French recto .] (Print.) The right-hand page; -- opposed to verso .
Recto- (r?k"t?*). A combining form indicating connection with , or relation to , the rectum ; as, recto -vesical.
Recto-uterine adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the uterus.
Recto-vesical adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the bladder.
[ Latin , from regere
, to lead straight, to rule: confer French recteur
. See Regiment
.] 1. A ruler or governor.
God is the supreme rector of the world. Sir M. Hale. 2. (a) (Ch. of Eng.) A clergyman who has the charge and cure of a parish, and has the tithes, etc.; the clergyman of a parish where the tithes are not impropriate. See the Note under Vicar. Blackstone. (b) (Prot. Epis. Ch.) A clergyman in charge of a parish. 3. The head master of a public school.
[ Scot.] 4. The chief elective officer of some universities, as in France and Scotland; sometimes, the head of a college; as, the Rector of Exeter College, or of Lincoln College, at Oxford. 5. (R.C.CH.) The superior officer or chief of a convent or religious house; and among the Jesuits the superior of a house that is a seminary or college.
Rectoral (- a l) adjective [ CF. French rectoral .] Pertaining to a rector or governor.
Rectorate noun [ Late Latin rectoratus : confer French rectorat .] The office, rank, or station of a rector; rectorship.
1. A governess; a rectrix. Drayton. 2. The wife of a rector. Thackeray.
Rectorial adjective Pertaining to a rector or a rectory; rectoral. Shipley.
1. Government; guidance. [ Obsolete] "The rectorship of judgment." Shak. 2. The office or rank of a rector; rectorate.
; plural Rectories
(-r...z). [ Confer Old French rectorie
, Late Latin rectoria
.] 1. The province of a rector; a parish church, parsonage, or spiritual living, with all its rights, tithes, and glebes. 2. A rector's mansion; a parsonage house.
Rectovaginal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the vagina.
Rectress noun A rectoress. B. Jonson.
; plural Rectrices
(-tr..."s...z). [ Latin , fem. of rector
.] 1. A governess; a rectoress. 2. (Zoology) One of the quill feathers of the tail of a bird.
[ New Latin (sc. intestinum
), from Latin rectus
straight. See Right
.] (Anat.) The terminal part of the large intestine; -- so named because supposed by the old anatomists to be straight. See Illust. under Digestive .
; plural Recti
(-t...). [ New Latin , from Latin regere
to keep straight.] (Anat.) A straight muscle; as, the recti of the eye.
Recubation noun [ Latin recubare to lie upon the back.] Recumbence. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Recule intransitive verb To recoil. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Recule noun [ French reculement .] Recoil. [ Obsolete]
Recumb intransitive verb [ Latin recumbere ; prefix re- back + cumbere (in comp.), akin to cubare to lie down.] To lean; to recline; to repose. [ Obsolete] J. Allen (1761).
Recumbence noun The act of leaning, resting, or reclining; the state of being recumbent.
Recumbency noun Recumbence.
[ Latin recumbens
, present participle of recumbere
. See Recumb
.] Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.
[ Confer F. récup...rable
. See Recover
.] Recoverable. Sir T. Elyot.
Recuperate intransitive verb
[ imperfect &. past participle Recuperated
(-?`t?d); present participle & verbal noun Recuperating
.] [ Latin recuperatus
, past participle of recuperare
. See Recover
to get again.] To recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce.
Recuperate transitive verb To recover; to regain; as, to recuperate the health or strength.