(redirected from 3NF)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nnormalización f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nnormalizzazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


n. normalización, regreso al estado normal.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
If the entity set is 2NF, the classifier tries to find for the rule to be matched in decision tree and if it matches with the rules of 1NF, the classifier tries to find the match the rules of 2NF, if there is a match, it further finds for match with the rules of 3NF and if the rules of 3NF is not matched with the entity set, the classifier declares the result that the classification of normal form is 2NF.
Most of the recent works on database normalization are web-based tools without presenting algorithms and define the two notions, 2NF and 3NF, with respect to primary keys only, ignoring the other candidate keys as in [2], [3, [4], [5].
Ideally, the warehouse data model should be structured under a relational third normal form (3NF) model, with marts created as star/snowflake schema for optimum performance and ease of use.
"Third normal form" (3NF) data storage is the technical term for data storage that meets three requirements: (1) there are no repeating groups, (2) there aren't any non-key fields that depend on only part of the primary key, and (3) there aren't any dependencies on non-key fields.
A 3NF Entity-Relationship Diagram(ERD) with Data Dictionary.
FACTFILE: The Wild Boar Inn, Crook, Cumbria LA23 3NF. 01539 445225.
Normalization is one of the main tasks in relational database design, where 3NF or BCNF, is to be reached.
Benjamin Franklin House 36 Craven Street London WC2N 3NF Tel: 0207 839 2006
Van den Broeke Lutosa SA., 4 Goldington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 3NF.
Figure 5 shows a situation when the student has specified a functional dependency that violates the third normal form (3NF) incorrectly.
MARGARET AND RAY PERRY Thurcroft Close Sutton Estate Birmingham B8 3NF 0121 689 5685
Adams, 1 Sadlers Wells Court, East Kilbride, G74 3NF.