normalize
normalize ormalize v. 1. To make normal; as, to normalize relations with China.

Syn: renormalize. [WordNet 1.5]

2. 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.

Syn: standardize. [PJC]

3. 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. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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