1. In programming, to adjust the fixed-point and exponent portions of a floating-point number to bring the fixed-point portions within a specific range.
2. In database management, to apply a body of techniques to a relational database in order to minimize the inclusion of duplicate information. Normalization greatly simplifies query and update management, including security and integrity considerations, although it does so at the expense of creating a larger number of tables. See also normal form (definition 1).
(Alternate spelling: normalise).
1. To make conform to or reduce to a norm or standard.
2. To make normal (as by a transformation of variables).
3. To bring or restore (as relations between countries) to a normal condition.
4. To make normal or conform to a standard; SYN. renormalize.