• WordNet 3.6
    • n normalization the imposition of standards or regulations "a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 2,000 Arabica coffee cherries it takes to make a roasted pound of coffee are normally picked by hand as they ripen. Since each cherry contains two beans, it takes about 4,000 Arabica beans to make a pound of roasted coffee.
    • n Normalization Reduction to a standard or normal state.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Two normal kidneys contain 2 million tiny blood filters which filter 50 gallons of blood every day!.
    • n normalization 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.
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  • Edwin Way Teale
    Edwin Way Teale
    “Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals, love them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.”
  • Joe Ancis
    Joe Ancis
    “The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.”
  • Al Oerter
    Al Oerter
    “As long as I can concentrate and remain somewhat calm, I can normally do very well.”
  • Norman O. Brown
    Norman O. Brown
    “Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.”
  • Michel Foucault
    “The judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the social worker -judge.”
  • Angie Everhart
    Angie Everhart
    “Every day of my life, I feel fat. It's not correct thinking in the natural, normal human being's way of life.”


In literature:

But it can hardly explain the original departure from a normal pressure balance.
"Glaucoma" by Various
I lay emphasis upon this, to make clear how normal, serene and even familiar in effect was the room into which I came.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Her colour was more normal too, her features less mask-like and set.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
It shook almost as a normal egg might, but not quite.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
I was thankful to be of mere normal intelligence.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Everything looked perfectly normal.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Their normal and abnormal conditions.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
We know that sexual intercourse is not necessary to the development of mature normal manhood or womanhood.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
There'd be corners a normal-sized man couldn't get into, to buck a rivet or weld a joint.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Any normal man loves his country and it is natural in him to regard highly the symbols through which this affection is expressed.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
She knew, from helping other victims, that rape normally demolished a woman's desire for sex, sometimes permanently.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Predators, he reminded himself, didn't normally attack unless provoked.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
It was a normal day in Cairo traffic.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
This considered, all seemed normal there.
"The Six Fingers of Time" by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
It will be mutant trying to kill an earth-normal.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
Also, the back reaches of the Andes were poorly mapped and treacherous in air currents, even in normal times.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
There was no impatience in the movement, nor was there mockery in his expression, when he resumed his normal position.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
The result was that only the posterior part of the horse's normal field of vision was obstructed.
"Clever Hans" by Oskar Pfungst
A typical severe case was that of a six year old child, who had retired in her usual normal health.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
If the blood is normal, the work of renewal does not often fail.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society" by Upton Sinclair

In poetry:

Your girl was always real to me.
Her bones lie in a city by the sea.
Everything occurs too normally.
A unique love simply wears away.
"Lake" by Czeslaw Milosz

In news:

Last Saturday my wife and I went through our normal weekly routine.
Stock car racing and automatic transmission s aren't two things that you normally think of going together.
The totality of it all felt, well, normal from a traditional Penn State football standpoint.
But this year everything is back to normal.
A woman who graduated from Brokaw School of Nursing 83 years ago has left a $1.5 million gift to Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical center in Normal.
On Tuesday Oct 9, at approximately 9:30 am, we received an email notification from the city of Marco Island and as we normally do, we read the email.
Well, radio doesn't get the day off, as per normal.
Signs of spring can be seen several weeks earlier than normal in Minnesota.
A high-quality dryer can shave at least 30 minutes off your normal routine.
After two recent Republican resignations, the FCC has only three of its normal five members.
Corneal mapping showed a normal right eye.
According to surveillance video, a bus driver stopped the bus and got off for a bathroom break during her normal route at about 4 pm Tuesday.
Nas, Taylor Swift, Coto Normal.
Three Steps Manufacturers Can Take to Counter Demand Volatility in the 'New Normal'.
The traffic has subsided, or least returned to normal.

In science:

If E , E ×c (H \Γ) are connected and H is normal in Γ then pc is a regular covering since the image of π1 (E ×c (H \Γ), (v , H g )) under (pc)∗ is a normal subgroup of π1 (E , v ).
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
Because the normal velocity vanishes in steady state, the quantity un/ut refers to the normal velocity of the gridpoints divided by the analytic solution for the tangential velocity.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
F is the adimensional absorption constant and Z (a) is a normalization constant which is needed to ensure that Piω is normalized to one.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
It is clear now that both the “approximately centered” and the normalized shape functional are asymptotically normal.
Additive functionals on random search trees
That is, UK,N is the normalized volume of a random polytope in K ; in particular, UK = UK,n+1 is the normalized volume of a random simplex in K .
Volumes of symmetric random polytopes
VK,N is the normalized volume of a symmetric random polytope in K ; VK = VK,n is the normalized volume of a random crosspolytope in K .
Volumes of symmetric random polytopes
Since n normalizes L and P ′ , it also normalizes L′ (by the uniqueness of L′ ).
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II
For normal Xn and normal i.i.d. diagonal ˜Dn independent of Xn , the weak limit of ˆµ((Xn − ˜Dn )/√n ) is the free convolution of the semicircle and standard normal measures; see and the references therein (see also for the definition and properties of the free convolution).
Spectral measure of large random Hankel, Markov and Toeplitz matrices
The normalization function also determines the scalar product of two GHS with identical parameter sets pNq (z ∗ z ′) ppNq (|z |2 ) pNq (|z ′ |2 ) It follows that the GHS are normalized, but not orthogonal.
Generalized Hypergeometric Coherent States
Figure 5 shows plots of normalized sharpness versus normalized FWHM for the CTR field.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Denote by s(A) the set of normalized traces on A defined by t(a) = tr ◦ π(a) (a ∈ A), where π is a finitedimensional irreducible representation of A and tr is the standard normalized trace on matrix algebras, equipped with the weak*-topology.
Classification of simple C*-algebras and higher dimensional noncommutative tori
In fact, normalized measures on ¯A are in 1-1 correspondence with states of the C ⋆ -algebra C ( ¯A). (Recall that by a state it is meant a linear functional ω : C ( ¯A) → C that is positive, i.e. ω(f f ∗) ≥ 0, ∀f ∈ C ( ¯A), and normalized, i.e. kωk = ω(1) = 1.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
The t-pdf is nearly normal at the center but it has fatter tails than the normal pdf because higher order moments do not exist.
The linear Ising model and its analytic continuation, random walk
For normalized vector fields ηµ the definitions are equivalent, but the form presented here is more useful if the vector field in question is not normalized.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
Here R is the pro jected spatial curvature radius and nµ is a normalized spatial vector (orthogonal to both tµ and ηµ ), pointing in the direction of pro jected spatial curvature (the principal normal).
Generalizing Optical Geometry