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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 unstandardized

Historical Examples

  • What is the way out of the unstandardized and unsatisfactory conditions obtaining for multitudes of women workers?

    Making Both Ends Meet

    Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt

  • So, also, the anxiety that accompanies an unstandardized incentive leads to mental exhaustion.


British Dictionary definitions for unstandardized

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
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Word Origin and History for unstandardized

standardize

v.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

unstandardized in Medicine

standardize

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