Meaning of full-wave rectifier

full'-wave rec'tifier

Pronunciation: (fool'wāv"), [key]
— Electronics. Electronics.
  1. a rectifier that transmits both halves of a cycle of alternating current as a direct current. Cf. half-wave rectifier.
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