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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.




(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)





    (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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