normalize

[nawr-muh-lahyz]
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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  • Marius latuit looks like a normalization of word order from the emphatic latuit Marius.


British Dictionary definitions for normalization

normalization

normalisation

noun
  1. the act or process of normalizing
  2. social welfare the policy of offering mentally or physically handicapped people patterns, conditions, and experiences of everyday life as close as possible to those of nonhandicapped people, by not segregating them physically, socially, and administratively from the rest of society

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 normalization
n.

1882, from normalize + -ation. International political sense recorded from 1938.

normalize

v.

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

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