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standardize

or (especially British) standardise

[stan-der-dahyz] /ˈstæn dərˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), standardized, standardizing.
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.
verb (used without object), standardized, standardizing.
4.
to become standardized.
Origin of standardize
1870-1875
1870-75; standard + -ize
Related forms
standardizable, adjective
standardization, noun
standardizer, noun
nonstandardization, noun
nonstandardized, adjective
prestandardization, noun
prestandardize, verb (used with object), prestandardized, prestandardizing.
quasi-standardized, adjective
restandardization, noun
restandardize, verb (used with object), restandardized, restandardizing.
substandardization, noun
substandardize, verb (used with object), substandardized, substandardizing.
unstandardizable, adjective
unstandardized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for standardization
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  • The importance of the principle of standardization in wage settlement.

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

    New Worlds For Old Herbert George Wells
  • But in the standardization of operating methods and practices much already has been done in France.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • That it be uniform in quality, so that standardization is easy.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • standardization of construction was the only method by which the camps could be brought into being with dispatch.

  • standardization of life may fittingly be accompanied by standardization of language.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • Here, as with household assistants, the greatest drawback is probably lack of standardization of work and of working conditions.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • You make me sick, Kurt, with your perpetual whine about 'standardization.'

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for standardization

standardize

/ˈstændəˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become standard
2.
(transitive) to test by or compare with a standard
Derived Forms
standardization, standardisation, noun
standardizer, standardiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for standardization
n.

1896, noun of action from standardize.

standardize

v.

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

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standardization in Medicine

standardization stan·dard·i·za·tion (stān'dər-dĭ-zā'shən)
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.

standardize stan·dard·ize (stān'dər-dīz')
v. stan·dard·ized, stan·dard·iz·ing, stan·dard·iz·es

  1. To cause to conform to a standard.

  2. To evaluate by comparing with a standard.

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