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standardize Line breaks: stand¦ard|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈstandədʌɪz/
(also standardise)

Definition of standardize in English:


[with object]
1Cause (something) to conform to a standard: in quoting from the letters, I have standardized the spelling and punctuation
More example sentences
  • The tendency to define and standardize product quality lay at the heart of the commodification process.
  • The last two decades have seen intense efforts to standardise treatment options for out-patient management of asthma.
  • As part of an effort to standardize personnel practices, a year or so ago they revised our department numbers.
systematize, make consistent, make uniform, make comparable, regulate, normalize, bring into line, equalize;
homogenize, assimilate, regiment, mass-produce, stereotype
rare methodize
1.1 [no object] (standardize on) Adopt (something) as one’s standard: we could standardize on US equipment
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  • Most organizations would like to be able to standardize on a single Instant Messaging client on their desktop.
  • If you standardise on one design that means you can constantly improve upon it over the years.
  • Despite the potential benefits, there's a downside to standardizing on a single software platform.
1.2Determine the properties of (something) by comparison with a standard.
Example sentences
  • He then ranks significant individuals by creating index scores and standardising them for each category.
  • All assays were standardized by soluble protein to compare activity and glycogen measures.
  • Highly purified lauric acid was used to standardize the temperature and quantitative heat determinations.


Example sentences
  • Hypnosis turned out to be a reliable and standardisable method with high patient consent.
  • An attempt should be made to keep records that are relatively standardisable across the city so that we can monitor citywide trends and to enable a more cohesive lobbying voice.
  • Guided imagery, hypnotherapy, group support and the like are presumed to be standardizable procedures and studies in these fields are being funded.
Pronunciation: /standədʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The hackneyed phrase ‘clinical judgement’ is giving way to standardisation of care with a view to consistency and predictability.
  • But while standardization can add some consistency to a data center, it can also make a huge buyer too dependent on a single vendor.
  • The rationale behind testing is the standardisation of education, the production of predictable and replicable outcomes in the classroom.
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  • Scheduled for completion in early 2001, the room will comprise more than 4,000 square feet and house three high temperature short time pasteurization systems, including standardizers, homogenizers and blending systems.
  • After 1940, however, the standardizers' victory was more than merely rhetorical.
  • So what do they have available for those brave few standardizers?
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