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v. nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing, nor·mal·iz·es
v. tr.
1. To make normal, especially to cause to conform to a standard or norm: normalize a patient's temperature; normalizing relations with a former enemy nation.
2. To cause (something previously regarded as anomalous) to be accepted as normal, thereby altering the accepted norm: "The increased visibility of Iraq War amputees has helped normalize the use of prostheses" (Bruce Barcott).
3. To make (a text or language) regular and consistent, especially with respect to spelling or style.
4. To remove strains and reduce coarse crystalline structures in (metal), especially by heating and cooling.
v. intr.
To become or return to normal: waiting for diplomatic relations to normalize.

nor′mal·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
nor′mal·iz′er n.


(ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


1. the act or process of normalizing
2. (Social Welfare) social welfare the policy of offering mentally or physically handicapped people patterns, conditions, and experiences of everyday life as close as possible to those of nonhandicapped people, by not segregating them physically, socially, and administratively from the rest of society
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.normalization - the imposition of standards or regulations; "a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization"
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
stabilization, stabilisation - the act of stabilizing something or making it more stable; "he worked for price stabilization for farm products"; "wage stabilization is necessary for industrial peace"; "stabilization means that the product can be handled under atmospheric conditions"
stylisation, stylization - the act of stylizing; causing to conform to a particular style


[ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nnormalización f



[ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nnormalizzazione f


n. normalización, regreso al estado normal.
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On the basis of the functional decomposition method and the results of the diagnostics a cost-cutting strategy has been formed at the enterprise via implementation of the LPC.
The application of functional decompositions to JIATF-South and the SOF high-value target teams allows for the identification of key functions that are important in regards to successfully executing interagency coordination.
The combination of multiple functionalities within one housing was a direct consequence of using Functional Decomposition techniques (Dieter 2000) in the design process; positioning and actuation of each tool tip is accomplished with the same tool shaft, reducing the overall complexity of the MIS task.
The functional decomposition diagram would examine the business functions and decompose to a process level.
On the basis of this cognitive task analysis, a new method for the training of troubleshooting was developed (structured troubleshooting), which combines a domain-independent strategy for troubleshooting with a context-dependent, multiple-level, functional decomposition of systems.
It is especially important to recognize that an evolved system may not have a clear functional decomposition.
This convention is well suited to the representation of a functional decomposition of the system, discussed in Section 4.
6 - March 5): Course participants will gain an understanding of the following five key requirements engineering activities: elicitation of requirements, documentation and specifications, analysis and functional decomposition, requirements management, and verification and validation.
The flow of forces, which is used to obtain the functional decomposition of the machine, takes into account all the different forces that are present in the machine tool.
Database Development Process: defining the enterprise data modelling, business function, functional decomposition, etc.
Known equally often by its synonym, top-down development, functional decomposition can be either prescriptive or descriptive.

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