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standardize

[stan-der-dahyz]
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verb (used with object), stand·ard·ized, stand·ard·iz·ing.
  1. to bring to or make of an established standard size, weight, quality, strength, or the like: to standardize manufactured parts.
  2. to compare with or test by a standard.
  3. to choose or establish a standard for.
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verb (used without object), stand·ard·ized, stand·ard·iz·ing.
  1. to become standardized.
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Also especially British, stand·ard·ise.

Origin of standardize

First recorded in 1870–75; standard + -ize
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
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Examples from the Web for standardization

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Historical Examples

  • The importance of the principle of standardization in wage settlement.

  • That is the determination of the level of standardization for each occupation.

  • But the standardization of the operating conditions had been largely accomplished.

    The Railroad Problem

    Edward Hungerford

  • But none of this is the destruction of property, but only its organization and standardization.

    New Worlds For Old

    Herbert George Wells

  • That it be uniform in quality, so that standardization is easy.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.


British Dictionary definitions for standardization

standardize

standardise

verb
  1. to make or become standard
  2. (tr) to test by or compare with a standard
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Derived Formsstandardization or standardisation, nounstandardizer or standardiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for standardization

n.

1896, noun of action from standardize.

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standardize

v.

1857; see standard + -ize. Related: Standardized; standardizing.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

standardization in Medicine

standardization

(stăn′dər-dĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. The making of a solution of definite strength so that it may be used for comparison and in tests.
  2. The making of a drug or other preparation so that it conforms to the type or standard.
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standardize

(stăndər-dīz′)
v.
  1. To cause to conform to a standard.
  2. To evaluate by comparing with a standard.
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