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SubjectRe: How did the Spelling Police miss this one?
On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 10:46:06AM -0400, Timothy Miller wrote:

> On the other hand, "canonicalize", while strange and new, unambiguously
> means (b).
>
> Is there an already-existing word which means (b)?

% webster normalize
nor-mal-ize \'no[0xC7]r-me-,l[0xF5]^-z\ vt -ized; -iz-ing
(1865)
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
-- nor-mal-iz-able \-,l[0xF5]^--ze-bel\ adj
-- nor-mal-iza-tion \,no[0xC7]r-me-le-'za^--shen\ n
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