follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for standardized
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Hyphenation inconsistencies have been standardized to most frequently used.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • Other punctuation, including quotation marks, has been standardized.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • Every possible connection required in farm plumbing is now provided for in standardized fittings.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • Sites cannot be standardized, and therefore no two are alike.

  • In manner truly characteristic, the Hun had standardized his airplane down to the last bolt.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
British Dictionary definitions for standardized

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for standardized

standardize

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
standardized 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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for standardize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for standardized

24
25
Scrabble Words With Friends