normalize

[ nawr-muh-lahyz ]
/ ˈnɔr məˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.

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), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.

to become normal; resume a normal state: Prices soon normalized after the war.

Nearby words

  1. normal values,
  2. normal zeeman effect,
  3. normalcy,
  4. normality,
  5. normalization,
  6. normalizer,
  7. normally,
  8. norman,
  9. norman arch,
  10. norman conquest

Also especially British, nor·mal·ise.

Origin of normalize

First recorded in 1860–65; normal + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for normalize

normalize

normalise

/ (ˈnɔːməˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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
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Word Origin and History for normalize

normalize

v.

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

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