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. Federico Sturzenegger:

    We would normalize flows immediately.

  2. Ashwin Alankar:

    When they normalize, there will be a shock.

  3. Chief Executive Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes:

    This is a cyclical thing and will normalize.

  4. Michael Thomas:

    The operation continues to stabilize ... as things normalize.

  5. Miguel Bein:

    I would not normalize [the currency market] in a year, but perhaps in two or three.

Images & Illustrations of normalize

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