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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.
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(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
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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
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[ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nnormalización f
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[ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nnormalizzazione f
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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.
This functional decomposition shows how deep our understanding was needed to understand the source of inspiration.
In this case, functional decomposition or "task parallelism" makes more sense than domain decomposition.
A multifunction surgical system (shown in Figure 1) was designed using Functional Decomposition techniques and other established design methodologies (Dieter 2000) to interface with current MIS surgical equipment while combining repeated functions within single design parameters or features; therefore it has a hollow tool shaft less than 10 mm in diameter, allowing it to be used with commercially available trocars.
Three key deliverables of an ISP were a data model, functional decomposition, and an interaction (CRUD) matrix.
The theory provided in the modified course became centered on the notion of functional decomposition instead of component-oriented thinking.
It is especially important to recognize that an evolved system may not have a clear functional decomposition. A functional analysis decomposes the system into semi-independent subsystems with separate roles; the subsystems interact largely through their functions and independently of the details of the mechanisms that accomplish those functions [8].

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