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or (especially British) standardise

[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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for standardized
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  • 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


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 standardized



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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.

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