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1Cause (something) to conform to a standard.‘in quoting from the letters, I have standardized the spelling and punctuation’
systematize, make consistent, make uniform, make comparable, regulate, normalize, bring into line, equalizeView synonyms
- ‘School records were used to obtain data on student grades and standardized test scores.’
- ‘Newspapers have standardised language by producing style guides and manuals for reporters and sub-editors.’
- ‘This approach would also standardize rules and equalize access.’
- ‘A group of 20 golf courses in the eastern region feel they are paying too many other taxes as it is, and are discussing methods to standardize the taxes in a more equitable manner.’
- ‘Although our procedures are standardized, a change in aircrew is always a challenge.’
- ‘He said the bill will standardize the reporting procedures for hospitals across Ontario.’
- ‘It is easier for people to do the right thing when a process is made more consistent by standardizing the steps.’
- ‘As more standardized extracts become available, the accuracy of skin tests is expected to increase.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I used to teach 8th grade history and there was not a standardized test for that.’
- ‘A major effort has been made to standardize the way in which the data are displayed for the user.’
- ‘Patients also reported quality of life using two standardized questionnaires.’
- ‘As playground equipment became increasingly standardized, limited room remained for creativity by designers, manufacturers, and consumers.’
- ‘Teachers were constantly under pressure to prepare their students for regular standardised examinations.’
- ‘Interviewers should receive training on the importance of standardizing the entire interview process across all candidates.’
- ‘The language has been nationally standardized for more than a century, but regional variations in pronunciation persist.’
- ‘The tendency to define and standardize product quality lay at the heart of the commodification process.’
- ‘We believe this to be unlikely given the same protocols were standardized across all sites.’
- ‘Centralization allows us to manage our global knowledge base efficiently, to identify and disseminate best practices, and to standardize our business processes.’
- 1.1standardize onno object Adopt (something) as one's standard.‘we could standardize on US equipment’
- ‘If you standardise on one design that means you can constantly improve upon it over the years.’
- ‘That, in turn, isn't likely to happen until the industry standardizes on a few cartridge types.’
- ‘Despite the potential benefits, there's a downside to standardizing on a single software platform.’
- ‘Many companies outside the design professions are standardizing on Adobe Acrobat files for long-term archiving.’
- ‘Most organizations would like to be able to standardize on a single Instant Messaging client on their desktop.’
- 1.2 Determine the properties of (something) by comparison with a standard.
- ‘Highly purified lauric acid was used to standardize the temperature and quantitative heat determinations.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘All measurement readings were standardized using a bright field image of the background illumination.’
- ‘To illustrate this process, consider the procedure for standardizing a solution that is approximately 1 molar hydrochloric acid.’
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