standardize

[stan-der-dahyz]
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:
1870–75; standard + -ize

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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standardize or standardise (ˈstændəˌdaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become standard
2.  (tr) to test by or compare with a standard
 
standardise or standardise
 
vb
 
standardi'zation or standardise
 
n
 
standardi'sation or standardise
 
n
 
'standardizer or standardise
 
n
 
'standardiser or standardise
 
n

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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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Example sentences
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.
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