standardize

verb
stan·​dard·​ize | \ˈstan-dər-ˌdīz \
standardized; standardizing

Definition of standardize 

transitive verb

1 : to compare with a standard

2 : to bring into conformity with a standard

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Other Words from standardize

standardization \ ˌstan-​dər-​də-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

Examples of standardize in a Sentence

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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As Chevron expands fracking operations around the world, the energy company seeks to standardize equipment and processes to save money and keep costs low. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Oil Giants Use Size to Overcome Fracking Challenges," 20 Sep. 2018 For example, at the Clinic and at UH, there are established care paths for different medical concerns that allow doctors to standardize care across the system. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "Local doctors struggle to find a healthy balance as patient numbers grow," 1 Mar. 2018 Though cannabis dispensaries recommend different strains and dosages for specific illnesses, information is not standardized. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Philly's Jefferson U. seeks 100,000 marijuana patients from across the U.S. for patient database," 18 May 2018 Bob Martinez signed a bill that not only standardized concealed carry permits, but abolished the ability for cities and counties to set their own gun laws. Lawrence Mower, miamiherald, "Why does Florida's agriculture department handle gun permits? The NRA wants it to.," 12 June 2018 Indeed, there are a few ways that the letters could be standardized. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "The Confusing Information Colleges Provide Students About Financial Aid," 6 June 2018 Camhl said recycling guidelines are standardized across Cuyahoga County. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Chilly, soggy weather didn't stop Keep Lakewood Beautiful volunteers from sprucing up the city," 29 Apr. 2018 The Capitals were relatively ahead of the digital curve, hiring an outside company several years ago to set up iPads before they were standardized across the league. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "For NHL Teams and Players, iPads Have Become an Important Part of the Game," 17 Apr. 2018 Hiring can be standardized, so people don’t pick candidates based on irrelevant things like height. New York Times, "The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of standardize

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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standardize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of standardize

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

standardize

verb
stan·​dard·​ize | \ˈstan-dər-ˌdīz \
standardized; standardizing

Kids Definition of standardize

: to make alike or matching a model

standardize

transitive verb
stan·​dard·​ize
variants: also British standardise \ ˈstan-​dərd-​ˌīz \
standardized also British standardised; standardizing also British standardising

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

Other Words from standardize

standardization also British standardisation \ ˌstan-​dərd-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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