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[nawr-muh-lahyz] /ˈnɔr məˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), normalized, normalizing.
to make normal.
to establish or resume (relations) in a normal manner, as between countries.
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), normalized, normalizing.
to become normal; resume a normal state:
Prices soon normalized after the war.
Also, especially British, normalise.
Origin of normalize
1860-65; normal + -ize
Related forms
normalization, noun
denormalization, noun
overnormalization, noun
overnormalize, verb (used with object), overnormalized, overnormalizing.
renormalization, noun
renormalize, verb (used with object), renormalized, renormalizing.
unnormalized, adjective
unnormalizing, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • normalized obvious punctuation errors throughout the document.

  • Punctuation, diacritical and formatting markup have been normalized.

    Little Jeanne of France Madeline Brandeis
  • "Headquarters" appears in various spellings; they have been normalized to a single non-hyphenated word.

  • Some inconsistent punctuation has been normalized throughout the book.

    How to Become an Engineer Frank W. Doughty
  • Many words in this text were inconsistently hyphenated or spelled, so I have normalized them.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for normalized


verb (transitive)
to bring or make into the normal state
to bring into conformity with a standard
to heat (steel) above a critical temperature and allow it to cool in air to relieve internal stresses; anneal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for normalized



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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