Associations to the word «Normalize»


NORMALIZE, verb. (transitive) To make normal, to make standard.
NORMALIZE, verb. (transitive) To format in a standardized manner, to make consistent.
NORMALIZE, verb. (transitive) (statistics) To reduce to variations by excluding irrelevant aspects.
NORMALIZE, verb. (rail transport) (transitive) To return a set of points (switches) to the normal position.
NORMALIZE, verb. (rail transport) (intransitive) (of points) To return to the normal position from the reverse position.
NORMALIZE, verb. (transitive) (computing) (database) To subject to normalization; to eliminate redundancy in (a model for storing data).
NORMALIZE, verb. (transitive) (mathematics) To divide a vector by its magnitude to produce a unit vector.

Dictionary definition

NORMALIZE, verb. Become normal or return to its normal state; "Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon".
NORMALIZE, verb. Make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard; "normalize relations with China"; "normalize the temperature"; "normalize the spelling".
NORMALIZE, verb. Bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky