standardize

[stan-der-dahyz]

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

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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British Dictionary definitions for standardize

standardize

standardise

verb

to make or become standard
(tr) to test by or compare with a standard
Derived Formsstandardization or standardisation, nounstandardizer or standardiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for standardize
v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

standardize in Medicine

standardize

[stăndər-dīz′]

v.

To cause to conform to a standard.
To evaluate by comparing with a standard.
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