• WordNet 3.6
    • v normalize bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling "temper glass"
    • v normalize make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard "normalize relations with China","normalize the temperature","normalize the spelling"
    • v normalize become normal or return to its normal state "Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon"
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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!.
    • normalize To render normal; reduce to a standard; cause to conform to a standard.
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  • Joe Ancis
    Joe Ancis
    “The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.”
  • Kevin Nealon
    Kevin Nealon
    “A new poll showed that if the election was held today, people would be confused because it is normally held in November.”
  • 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.”
  • Albert Camus
    “It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.”
  • 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.”
  • George F. Will
    “As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.”


In literature:

The tendency is to use excessive amounts, which may interfere with normal digestion of the food.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
He wondered if he would ever again see people eat quietly and simply, like normal human beings.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
If the injury was slight the foliage soon reached normal size.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I no longer felt that I was looking down from a balloon, but felt as a normal person feels.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
His face had lost the gray of the early morning and resumed its normal tint.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
There was no oedema of the limb, which was also normal in temperature.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The whisper test at sixty feet has been set by experts as a test of normal hearing.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
The normal salt solution is the best agent to use for a high enema in infants.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
The point of it, Holati Tate explained, was that this had been more activity than 113-A normally displayed over a period of a week.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
She would not part with her elementary normal schools for anything in the world.
"On the Firing Line in Education" by Adoniram Judson Ladd
Everything we today accept as normal was at one time an innovation.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
The back should remain normal, or become more nearly normal if we find any perversions.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
Her mind had emptied itself of its normal furniture.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
All were normal, save Polter and Babs.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Every surviving skeleton had blinked out of normal space.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
It was placed on a table top at normal room temperature, and it warmed rapidly.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
A normal woman married an alcoholic and tubercular man.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Transverse conduction thus neutralises or reverses the normal positive curvature.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The liver was normal and the spleen apparently normal.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
When the normal condition is restored, these undesirable flavors disappear.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk

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:

A normal adult heart weighs 900 grams.
Back To Normal At The Capitol (Such As It Is ).
They often have normal or above normal IQs, but they tend to retreat into their own worlds and miss social cues.
It may share the name of a popular beat from the eighties, but the HeartLight we're talking about is helping heartbeats get back to normal.
This healthy dessert is made with coconut oil in place of the butter normally used and sweetened with maple syrup rather than sugar.
Danville's Steven Williams leads the team with 28 receptions for 269 yards and four touchdowns this season and has 26 tackles on defense for the Vikings, who play Normal Community today at Ned Whitesell Field.
2300 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA {mosmap width='590' height='250' lat='36.962411' lon='-121.982402' zoom='15' mapType='Normal' text='2300 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA' tooltip='2300 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA' marker='1' align='center'.
Normally a court case that settles is over.
Everything is back to normal now, but the hacker community sure got a kick out of it while the fun lasted.
"My dating men was my giving it a Hail Mary toward normal," she says.
Typically, the development of an El Niño begins with warmer ocean temperatures, at least about 1 degree Fahrenheit, above normal, which is what climatologists were seeing during the summer, he said.
Next month, voters in the town of Normal will decide a referendum that would allow the Town of Normal to act for all town residents to find the best electricity rate.
Photos submitted as part of The Advocate's "A Day in Gay America" project show that "the new normal" has a lot in common with the old normal.
Average , above normal or below normal.
Both phones have operated normally and have had enough battery to get through a normal day's use.

In science:

Recall the scaled and normalized local times Ln from (1.19) and the scaled normalized scenery Y n from (1.21).
Annealed deviations of random walk in random scenery
Moreover, the torus T is a finite index normal subgroup of its normalizer in G, NG (T ).
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
We use the notation hhg iiG to denote the normal closure of the element g ∈ G, i.e. the intersection of all normal subgroups of G containing g .
A finitely presented torsion-free simple group
Whereas (A1) refers to the marginal distribution of Xc (t), saying that {Xc (t) > c − y/c} has probability like that of a standard normal, the joint distribution of Xc (·) is assumed in (A2) to be asymptotically normal in the sense of weak convergence for local increments conditioned on Xc (t) = c − y/c.
Maxima of asymptotically Gaussian random fields and moderate deviation approximations to boundary crossing probabilities of sums of random variables with multidimensional indices
V (x)), ¯c is the normalized constant and pm (x) be the m-order normalized orthogonal polynomials associated with the normalized weight function ̟(x), i.e. Z pm (x)pn (x) · ̟(x) dx = δmn .
The Level Densities of Random Matrix Unitary Ensembles and their Perturbation Invariability
More generally, they show that the normal core c(H ) of the hidden subgroup H (i. e. the largest normal subgroup of G contained in H ) can be reconstructed via the weak method.
On the Power of Random Bases in Fourier Sampling: Hidden Subgroup Problem in the Heisenberg Group
For a normal subgroup N ⊳ G, define the normal core family of N , ncf (N ) = {H : H ≤ G, c(H ) = N }.
On the Power of Random Bases in Fourier Sampling: Hidden Subgroup Problem in the Heisenberg Group
If in addition M is a normal ly divisible refinement cone, then M (a) is a simple normal ly divisible refinement cone.
Embedding simple commutative monoids into simple refinement monoids
It is also applied in Section 6 to study the asymptotic normality of normalized sums for finite exchangeable sequences.
Concentration of normalized sums and a central limit theorem for noncorrelated random variables
Consider that a republican is normal iff he is not a pacifist and that a quaker is normal iff he is a pacifist.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
It is easy to check the normalization condition f + s (u = 0) = 1/s provided of-course that ψ± (τ ) are normalized PDFs.
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
In other words, the determination of the normal modes and of the normal frequencies of the oscillating network reduces to the diagonalization of the Laplacian operator δ .
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
The lack of accurate data on the normalization makes G(0) consistent with unity within the experimental uncertainty of the normalization, which is nearly always larger than the uncertainty of relative measurements.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
In our numerical simulations all variables were put in dimensionless form as follows: the length was normalized by the separation of two stars, A, and the time by Ω−1 , and so the velocity was normalized by AΩ.
3D Gasdynamic Modelling of the Changes in the Flow Structure During Transition From Quiescent to Active State in Symbiotic Stars
As in the univariate case, the mean zero normal is a fixed point of the zero bias transformation; that is, if X is a mean zero normal vector, one may satisfy (14) by setting X∗ ij = X for all i, j .
Stein's method and the zero bias transformation with application to simple random sampling