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Alteration vs Rectification - What's the difference?

alteration | rectification |

As nouns the difference between alteration and rectification

is that alteration is the act of altering or making different while rectification is the action or process of rectifying.

alteration

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of altering or making different.
  • * 1594 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity ,
  • alteration , though it be from worse to better, hath in it inconveniences…
  • The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.
  • * 1892 , ,
  • …and I saw by the alteration in your face that a train of thought had been started.
    (Webster 1913)

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    rectification

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action or process of rectifying.
  • the rectification''' of an error; the '''rectification of spirits
  • * De Quincey
  • After the rectification of his views, he was incapable of compromise with profounder shapes of error.
  • (geometry) The determination of a straight line whose length is equal to a portion of a curve.
  • (astronomy) The adjustment of a globe preparatory to the solution of a proposed problem.
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