standardize

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

Definition of standardize

standardized

standardizing

  1. 1 :  to compare with a standard

  2. 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>

1873

First Known Use of standardize

1873


STANDARDIZE Defined for English Language Learners

standardize

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

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

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

Definition of standardize for Students

standardized

standardizing

  1. :  to make alike or matching a model


Medical Dictionary

standardize

transitive verb stan·dard·ize

Medical Definition of standardize

standardized

also British

standardised

;

standardizing

also British

standardising

  1. 1:  to reduce to or compare with a standard <standardize a solution>

  2. 2:  to bring into conformity with a standard

  3. 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

\ˌstan-dərd-ə-ˈzā-shən\play noun

Variants of standardize

also British

standardise

\ˈstan-dərd-ˌīz\play


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