single-way rectifier circuit

A circuit in which the current flows in only one direction from each terminal of the alternating-voltage circuit to the rectifier circuit element connected to each terminal.

NOTE The terms "single-way" and "double-way" provide a means for describing the effect of the rectifier circuit on current in the transformer windings connected to rectifier circuits. Most rectifier circuits may be classified into these two general types.

References: 

JESD282-B, 4/00