standardize

verb stan·dard·ize \ ˈstan-dər-ˌdīz \

Definition of standardize

standardized; standardizing
transitive verb
1 :to compare with a standard
2 :to bring into conformity with a standard

standardization

play \ˌstan-dər-də-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of standardize in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of standardize

1873


STANDARDIZE Defined for English Language Learners

standardize

verb

Definition of standardize for English Language Learners

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


STANDARDIZE Defined for Kids

standardize

verb stan·dard·ize \ ˈstan-dər-ˌdīz \

Definition of standardize for Students

standardized; standardizing
:to make alike or matching a model

Medical Dictionary

standardize

transitive verb stan·dard·ize
variants: also British standardise play \ˈstan-dərd-ˌīz\

medical Definition of standardize

standardized also British standardised; standardizing also British standardising
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

standardization

also British standardisation play \ˌstan-dərd-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


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