Definition of renormalization
: the replacement of theoretically infinite variables (such as the mass and charge of an electron) with experimentally obtained values in the solutions of equations in certain quantum mechanical theories (such as quantum electrodynamics)
renormalize\"+\ transitive verb
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Origin and Etymology of renormalization
re- + normalization
First Known Use: 1939
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