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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.
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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.
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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 normalised

Historical Examples

  • The formatting of the original tables of contents has been normalised.

    A New Orchard And Garden

    William Lawson

  • Punctuation has been normalised and obvious printer errors corrected.

    The Man with the Book

    John Matthias Weylland

  • The head form in this edition may be either a normalised form or one which actually occurs.

  • The main text dates from the 18th Century, when English spelling had not yet been normalised.

  • Punctuation has been normalised, and hyphenation of words outside quoted material has been made consistent, without comment here.


British Dictionary definitions for normalised

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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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for normalised

normalize

v.

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

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