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normalize

[nawr-muh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.
  1. to make normal.
  2. to establish or resume (relations) in a normal manner, as between countries.
  3. Metallurgy. to heat (a steel alloy) to a suitable temperature above the transformation range and then to cool in still air at ambient temperature.
verb (used without object), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.
  1. to become normal; resume a normal state: Prices soon normalized after the war.
Also especially British, nor·mal·ise.

Origin of normalize

First recorded in 1860–65; normal + -ize
Related formsnor·mal·i·za·tion, nounde·nor·mal·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·nor·mal·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·nor·mal·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·nor·mal·ized, o·ver·nor·mal·iz·ing.re·nor·mal·i·za·tion, nounre·nor·mal·ize, verb (used with object), re·nor·mal·ized, re·nor·mal·iz·ing.un·nor·mal·ized, adjectiveun·nor·mal·iz·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for normalized

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Historical Examples

  • Punctuation, diacritical and formatting markup have been normalized.

    Little Jeanne of France

    Madeline Brandeis

  • Some inconsistent punctuation has been normalized throughout the book.

  • Normalized second appearance of "sewer-pipe" to include hyphen.

    The Fiction Factory

    John Milton Edwards

  • Capitalization, accents and formatting markup have been normalized.

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Edmond Rostand

  • Normalized some inconsistent punctuation in chapter headings.

    Wizard Will

    Prentiss Ingraham


British Dictionary definitions for normalized

normalize

normalise

verb (tr)
  1. to bring or make into the normal state
  2. to bring into conformity with a standard
  3. to heat (steel) above a critical temperature and allow it to cool in air to relieve internal stresses; anneal
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Word Origin and History for normalized

normalize

v.

1865, from normal + -ize. Related: Normalized; normalizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper