transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
to make normal; specif.,
- to bring to the natural, or usual, state
- to bring into conformity with a standard, pattern, model, etc.
to become normal
verbnor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing, nor·mal·iz·es
- To make normal, especially to cause to conform to a standard or norm: normalize a patient's temperature; normalizing relations with a former enemy nation.
- To make (a text or language) regular and consistent, especially with respect to spelling or style.
- To remove strains and reduce coarse crystalline structures in (metal), especially by heating and cooling.
To become or return to normal: waiting for diplomatic relations to normalize.
(third-person singular simple present normalizes, present participle normalizing, simple past and past participle normalized)
- To make normal, to make standard.
- There is little hope that the two countries will normalize relations; their governments seem to hate each other and would just as soon stay on bad terms.
- To format in a standardized manner, to make consistent.
- We'll need to normalize these statements before we can compare them.
- (statistics) To reduce to variations by excluding irrelevant aspects.
- After we properly normalize the measurements with respect to age, gender, geography and economic considerations, there remains little evidence of a difference between the two groups.
- (rail transport) To return a set of points (switches) to the normal position.
- (rail transport, intransitive, of points) To return to the normal position from the reverse position.
- (computing, database) To subject to normalization; to eliminate redundancy in (a model for storing data).
- (mathematics) To divide a vector by its magnitude to produce a unit vector.
- (rail transport): reverse (transitive and intransitive)