from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Reduction to a standard or normal state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun standardization, act of imposing standards or norms or rules or regulations.
  • noun computing In relational database design, a process that breaks down data into record groups for efficient processing, by eliminating redundancy.
  • noun diplomacy Process of establishing normal diplomatic relations between two countries
  • noun economics globalization, the process of making a worldwide normal and dominant model of production and consumption
  • noun Template:operations Making a normalized production.
  • noun politics Sharing or enforcement of standard policies
  • noun sociology 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.
  • noun statistics The process of removing statistical error in repeated measured data.

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

  • noun the imposition of standards or regulations


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From Latin norma


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  • 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 MARK MacKINNON 2012

  • 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 2010

  • 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 2010

  • 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 2009

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

    Dr. Alex Benzer: How to Toss Toxic Mates in 3 Simple Steps 2009

  • 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. Al-Azm, Sadik J. 2000

  • What if the Federal Reserve ends its asset purchase program in June, beginning the so-called normalization of monetary policy? News Forbes Blogs 2011

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

    BioMed Central - Latest articles 2010

  • 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 2010

  • 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 2010


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