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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 standardized
  • Among other accomplishments, the emperor standardized weights and measures and introduced a uniform writing script.
  • Modern humans' stone tools and weapons usually featured elongated, standardized, finely crafted blades.
  • Pottery and tools of copper and stone were standardized.
  • There was no standardized time until train travel became common.
  • Their typical structure is perfect for solar panels: rows of standardized buildings with flat roofs.
  • Each researcher's interaction with a kit is standardized and videotaped: opening a cage, reaching a hand in, touching the fox.
  • They took scores of standardized tests, then marched off to college after borrowing enough money.
  • The fact of the matter is that software is not now, and may never be, as standardized as hardware.
  • Second, standardized test companies only allow a certain range of calculators to be used.
  • The difference has to do with the lab tests and concentration criteria that are used-neither of which is standardized.
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
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Word Origin and History for standardized

standardize

v.

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

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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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