verb (used with object), stand·ard·ized, stand·ard·iz·ing.
- to bring to or make of an established standard size, weight, quality, strength, or the like: to standardize manufactured parts.
- to compare with or test by a standard.
- to choose or establish a standard for.
verb (used without object), stand·ard·ized, stand·ard·iz·ing.
- to become standardized.
Also especially British, stand·ard·ise.
Origin of standardize
Related formsstand·ard·iz·a·ble, adjectivestand·ard·i·za·tion, nounstand·ard·iz·er, nounnon·stand·ard·i·za·tion, nounnon·stand·ard·ized, adjectivepre·stand·ard·i·za·tion, nounpre·stand·ard·ize, verb (used with object), pre·stand·ard·ized, pre·stand·ard·iz·ing.qua·si-stand·ard·ized, adjectivere·stand·ard·i·za·tion, nounre·stand·ard·ize, verb (used with object), re·stand·ard·ized, re·stand·ard·iz·ing.sub·stand·ard·i·za·tion, nounsub·stand·ard·ize, verb (used with object), sub·stand·ard·ized, sub·stand·ard·iz·ing.un·stand·ard·iz·a·ble, adjectiveun·stand·ard·ized, adjective
First recorded in 1870–75; standard
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Examples from the Web for standardise
Historical Examples of standardise
Standardise the medium and complete as for nutrient bouillon.
In the successful working of a tank it is necessary, in order to obtain the best results, to standardise all latex.
Typographical problems have been changed and these are highlighted, as are changes made to standardise some hyphenation.
To standardise research is to limit its freedom and to impede discovery.
The only suggestion we would offer is that some attempt might be made to simplify or standardise the nomenclature of the subject.
British Dictionary definitions for standardise
Derived Formsstandardization or standardisation, nounstandardizer or standardiser, noun
- to make or become standard
- (tr) to test by or compare with a standard
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Word Origin and History for standardise
1857; see standard + -ize. Related: Standardized; standardizing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To cause to conform to a standard.
- To evaluate by comparing with a standard.
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