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Verb: normalize  'nor-mu,lIz
  1. Become normal or return to its normal state
    "Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon";
    - normalise [Brit]
  2. Make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard
    "normalize relations with China";
    - normalise [Brit], renormalize, renormalise [Brit]
  3. Bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
    "normalize glass";
    - anneal, temper, normalise [Brit]
  4. (mathematics) scale to integrate to a standard value, usually one
    - normalise [Brit], norm
Noun: normalize  'nor-mu,lIz
  1. (mathematics) multiply by a factor to have a specific scale, esp. so that the norm or integral is unity
    "normalize the distribution";
    - normalise [Brit]

Derived forms: normalizing, normalizes, normalized

Type of: alter, change, harden, indurate, modify

Encyclopedia: Normalize