# normalize

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## normalize

[′nȯr·mə‚līz] (computer science)

To adjust the representation of a quantity so that this representation lies within a prescribed range.

In particular, to adjust the exponent and mantissa of a floating point number so that the mantissa falls within a prescribed range.

(mathematics)

To multiply a quantity by a suitable constant or scalar so that it then has norm one; that is, its norm is then equal to one.

(metallurgy)

To heat a ferrous alloy to some temperature above the transformation range, followed by air cooling.

(quantum mechanics)

To multiply a wave function by a constant so that its norm is equal to unity.

(statistics)

To carry out a normal transformation on a variate.

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