— normalization , n.
/nawr"meuh luyz'/ , v. , ized, normalizing .
1. to make normal.
2. to establish or resume (relations) in a normal manner, as between countries.
3. Metall. to heat (a steel alloy) to a suitable temperature above the transformation range and then to cool in still air at ambient temperature.
4. to become normal; resume a normal state: Prices soon normalized after the war.
Also, esp. Brit., normalise .
[ 1860-65; NORMAL + -IZE ]