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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·ti·fi·ca·tion n.
 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.