standardize

[ stan-der-dahyz ]
/ ˈstæn dərˌdaɪz /

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
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British Dictionary definitions for standardize

standardize

standardise

/ (ˈstændəˌdaɪz) /

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

standardize


v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for standardize

standardize

[ stăndər-dīz′ ]

v.

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