Definitions

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  • n. Any process that makes something more normal or regular, which typically means conforming to some regularity or rule, or returning from some state of abnormality.
  • n. standardization, act of imposing standards or norms or rules or regulations.
  • n. In relational database design, a process that breaks down data into record groups for efficient processing, by eliminating redundancy.
  • n. Process of establishing normal diplomatic relations between two countries
  • n. globalization, the process of making a worldwide normal and dominant model of production and consumption
  • n. Template:operations Making a normalized production.
  • n. Sharing or enforcement of standard policies
  • n. A process whereby artificial and unwanted norms of behaviour and models of behaviour are made to seem natural and wanted, through propaganda, influence, imitation and conformity.
  • n. The process of removing statistical error in repeated measured data.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Reduction to a standard or normal state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of making normal; in biology, any process by which modified or morphologically abnormal forms and relations may be reduced, either actually or ideally, to their known primitive and presumed normal conditions; morphological rectification.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the imposition of standards or regulations

Etymologies

From Latin norma (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That's the question at the centre of a hotly disputed election Saturday that will either give Mr. Ma and his Nationalist Kuomintang Party another term to pursue what he calls "normalization" with the mainland - or see Taiwan's 23 million people take a long step away from the People's Republic, and perhaps back toward the old showdown with Beijing.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Of course I would prefer to see Israel agree to such a plan, which would result in normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab/Muslim world including Iran.

    Matthew Yglesias » American Public Prepared to Support Israel in Endless War With Arabs

  • Yet unless this plan is conducted under the framework of the Arab Peace Initiative, with the backing of leading Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, it will not bolster long-term normalization and peace in the region.

    Alon Ben-Meir: The Arab Peace initiative: Now or Never

  • Authentic, long-term normalization between Israelis and all of her neighbors will happen when relations between these countries and the West are based on peace, fairness, justice, and equality.

    CounterPunch

  • In the study of organizational behavior, it's called normalization of deviance.

    Dr. Alex Benzer: How to Toss Toxic Mates in 3 Simple Steps

  • At the same time, it would be most helpful to all concerned if the Israeli side stops painting the idea of normalization, and the process to achieve it, in such bright colors.

    'The View from Damascus,' cont'd.

  • What if the Federal Reserve ends its asset purchase program in June, beginning the so-called normalization of monetary policy?

    Forbes.com: News

  • MapIT performs species name normalization by mapping species names to a taxonomic tree rather than directly to a database identifier.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Since it is aimed at recognizing species in order to guide protein name normalization, the system is limited to the 11,444 species with entries in UniProt

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • ShmooCon 2010 tomorrow, Core Security researcher Dan Crowley will demonstrate how features not widely known in Windows path and filename normalization routines cause unexpected behavior and allow for potential attacks.

    Help Net Security - News

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