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standardize

transitive verb stan·dard·ize \ˈstan-dər-ˌdīz\

: to change (things) so that they are similar and consistent and agree with rules about what is proper and acceptable

stan·dard·izedstan·dard·iz·ing

Full Definition of STANDARDIZE

1
:  to compare with a standard
2
:  to bring into conformity with a standard
stan·dard·i·za·tion \ˌstan-dər-də-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of STANDARDIZE

  1. He standardized procedures for the industry.
  2. <the plan is to standardize the test for reading comprehension so that we can see how students across the state compare>

First Known Use of STANDARDIZE

1873

standardize

transitive verb stan·dard·ize   (Medical Dictionary)
stan·dard·ized also British stan·dard·isedstan·dard·iz·ing also British stan·dard·is·ing

Medical Definition of STANDARDIZE

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
stan·dard·iza·tion also British stan·dard·isa·tion \ˌstan-dərd-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of STANDARDIZE

stan·dard·ize also British stan·dard·ise \ˈstan-dərd-ˌīz\

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