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standardize

[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.
Also, especially British, standardise.
Origin
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
  • Conformity and standardization serves a purpose, but it isn't universally applicable, and is context-specific.
  • Both eugenics and modern school reform share an overabundant faith in standardization, and in testing in particular.
  • To me, that implies excessive standardization and reduced nutritional content.
  • But over time, standardization set in and counterclockwise clocks and left-handed screws became rare.
  • Hardware is fragmented, with little standardization.
  • There is no standardization of design or equipment, hence, no economies of scale.
  • These are used by adjuncts to create a standardization in the curriculum, and used repeatedly.
  • To devise common systems and methods of standardization which broaden creativity rather than narrowing it.
  • Whether standardization and quality go together remains an open question.
  • There is still no standardization but texts purchased online come with a six-month expiration date.
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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