Simple Definition of standardize
: to change (things) so that they are similar and consistent and agree with rules about what is proper and acceptable
Examples of standardize
He standardized procedures for the industry.
<the plan is to standardize the test for reading comprehension so that we can see how students across the state compare>
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Medical Definition of standardize
stan·dard·ized also British stan·dard·isedstan·dard·iz·ing also British stan·dard·is·ing
1: to reduce to or compare with a standard <standardize a solution>
2: to bring into conformity with a standard
3: to arrange or order the component items of a test (as of intelligence or personality) so that the probability of their eliciting a designated class of response varies with some quantifiable psychological or behavioral attribute, function, or characteristic
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