mercury-arc rectifier

noun

Definition of mercury-arc rectifier

: an alternating-current rectifier consisting of a mercury arc especially designed to utilize its rectifying action, one electrode being a pool of mercury with current flowing only during that part of the cycle in which the mercury acts as the cathode

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“Mercury-arc rectifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercury-arc%20rectifier. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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