What does normalize mean?

Definitions for normalizeˈnɔr məˌlaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word normalize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. normalize, normalise(verb)

    become normal or return to its normal state

    "Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon"

  2. normalize, normalise, renormalize, renormalise(verb)

    make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard

    "normalize relations with China"; "normalize the temperature"; "normalize the spelling"

  3. anneal, temper, normalize(verb)

    bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

    "temper glass"


  1. normalize(v.)

    To make standard; determine the value by comparison to an item of known standard value; as, The test results were normalized for changes in the number of questions before comparison with the previous year's values.

  2. normalize(v.)

    To convert to a standard form or measure; adjust the value or values so as to conform to a standard measure or pattern; as, The probabilities were normalized to add up to 1.00.


  1. normalize(Verb)

    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.

  2. normalize(Verb)

    To format in a standardized manner, to make consistent.

    We'll need to normalize these statements before we can compare them.

  3. normalize(Verb)

    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.

  4. normalize(Verb)

    To return a set of points (switches) to the normal position.

  5. normalize(Verb)

    To return to the normal position from the reverse position.

  6. normalize(Verb)

    To subject to normalization; to eliminate redundancy in (a model for storing data).

  7. normalize(Verb)

    To divide a vector by its magnitude to produce a unit vector.


  1. Normalize

    To make something conform to a standard; to remove useless or extraneous entries from a data set.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of normalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of normalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ashwin Alankar:

    When they normalize, there will be a shock.

  2. Philadelphia Fed:

    Based on its current assessment, the committee judges that it can be patient in beginning to normalize the stance of monetary policy.

  3. Public Health report:

    Without action, it is likely that California's more than two decades of progress to prevent and reduce traditional tobacco use will erode as e-cigarettes re-normalize smoking behavior.

  4. State John Kerry:

    We have a lot to do over the next two years ... whether it is continuing the Iran nuclear talks, defining ?the path forward with India, our upcoming strategic dialogue with China (and) our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba.

  5. Selena Ling:

    The external demand story remains very lackluster at this juncture, unlike 2014, when we started on a strong note for the first half and after that the momentum tapered off, we could be starting 2015 on a relatively soft note, especially as people are looking forward to the Fed to normalize policy.

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