normalization

Taking something that's out of whack or atypical and bringing it back to an ordinary state is normalization. When two countries in conflict agree to sign a truce, it signifies the normalization of their relationship.

Normalization is often used in a political context, for relations between nations, but you can use it for anything that's returned to normal after going off the rails. The normalization of a new parent's sleep schedule can sometimes take years. Another way to use this word is to mean "treating something bizarre as though it's normal." You may be shocked at the normalization of foul language on television — and dismayed at your family's normalization of eating dinner at 4:30 p.m.

Definitions of normalization
  1. noun
    the imposition of standards or regulations
    synonyms: normalisation, standardisation, standardization
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    stabilisation, stabilization
    the act of stabilizing something or making it more stable
    stylisation, stylization
    the act of stylizing; causing to conform to a particular style
    conventionalisation, conventionalization
    the act of conventionalizing; conforming to a conventional style
    equilibration
    stabilization by bringing into equilibrium
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    social control
    control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
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