transrectification characteristic

transrectification characteristic

[tranz‚rek·tə·fə′kā·shən ‚kar·ik·tə‚ris·tik]
(electronics)
Graph obtained by plotting the direct-voltage values for one electrode of a vacuum tube as abscissas against the average current values in the circuit of that electrode as ordinates, for various values of alternating voltage applied to another electrode as a parameter; the alternating voltage is held constant for each curve, and the voltages on other electrodes are maintained constant.