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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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The document, published by al-Akhbar daily, was a letter from the Saudi foreign minister to bin Salman, explaining why it was in the kingdom's interest to normalize relations with Israel.
Toyota will normalize the delivery time for most of its vehicles by August, they said.
The US is reportedly pressuring states of the Arabian Gulf to normalize ties with Israel in exchange for holding direct Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, according to the Kuwaiti daily AL WATAN on Tuesday.
"Normalization should follow a total pullout from Arab land, the formation of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state, and the return of Palestinian refugees home," according to the paper, stressing that halting settlement building is just not enough to normalize ties.
BEIRUT: A key meeting is expected to be held in one of the Arab capitals to normalize ties between Lebanese and Syrian politicians, Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper reported Wednesday.
The movie is an artful attempt to normalize assisted suicide, and its unmistakable message is "Better dead than disabled." Many of us who oppose euthanasia fear the general public is being slowly yet efficiently trained to see such "final solutions" to human vulnerability as mercy killings.
The 24-hour intraesophageal pH did not normalize in 25 of 50 patients treated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for complete control of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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In addition to the combination of 16-bit and 32-bit data registers, the DSP's architecture has dedicated instructions that facilitate efficient implementation of floating-point mathematics: SIGNBITS returns the number of sign bits in a number, which can then be passed to ASHIFT, which shifts the radix point to normalize the mantissa.
''The primary precondition is that we first strive to normalize the economy.''
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Until this is recognized, until Americans and Israelis cease to normalize the Israeli state and come to recognize it for the conquering, racist power that it is, there can be no meaningful peace negotiations in the Middle East.

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