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[stan-der-dahyz] /ˈstæn dərˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), standardized, standardizing.
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), standardized, standardizing.
to become standardized.
Origin of standardize
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 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for standardize
  • But if you federalize it, you standardize it and mandate it, you do not achieve that.
  • Maybe they'll find a way to standardize, all in the name of cost reductions.
  • Another question for map designers was whether to standardize icons for roads and subways globally.
  • Pharmaceutical companies are more likely to develop individual compounds because they are easier to standardize and patent.
  • The technology is not overwhelmingly complex and easy to standardize.
  • Synthetic biologists have struggled to standardize comparisons of how different parts are working.
  • We really need to mandate appropriate test times and standardize best practice methodologies.
  • First, simplify and standardize the solar value proposition so consumers get the message and adopt.
  • Resist any temptation to standardize and overly regulate higher education in the name of accountability.
  • Well, they buy factory farmed beef, pay their workers a dismal salary and standardize everything.
British Dictionary definitions for standardize


to make or become standard
(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 standardize

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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standardize in Medicine

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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