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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The carrier is standardizing procedures at airports to speed up unloading and reloading planes. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018," 16 Jan. 2019 The move may be of more interest to corporate deployments; an organization that has standardized on Outlook, for example, might want to remove the Mail and Calendar apps to reduce user confusion. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft making more of the Windows 10 built-in apps removable," 18 Oct. 2018 Ifill and McGhee said Starbucks should standardize all of its interview protocols to eliminate any implicit bias and increase the number of racial and ethnic hires across all levels within the organization. Sarah Whitten, USA TODAY, "NAACP to Starbucks: Don't let up on weeding out racial bias," 2 July 2018 In addition, Sears also helped standardize the use of drywall and asphalt shingles, which both brought down the cost of construction for the average buyer. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 The report also says there's room to cut costs on nuclear power plant buildout by standardizing the process more thoroughly. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy," 7 Sep. 2018 Big corporations could help the cannabis market by funding research, standardizing products and providing distribution, said Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, the CEO of New Frontier Data, a cannabis research group. Dee-ann Durbin, The Seattle Times, "Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot," 5 Dec. 2018 For example, Facebook notes Myanmar is one of the largest online communities that hasn’t standardized on Unicode for its text because of its long period of isolation from the outside world. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Facebook admits it screwed up on Myanmar — but it refuses to take all the blame," 6 Nov. 2018 Virtual reality headsets will standardize on a new physical connector standard, known as VirtualLink, that will be designed around the existing USB-C interface. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Virtual reality giants unveil VirtualLink as a standardized cable that may simplify VR rigs," 17 July 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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