standardize stan‧dard‧ize [ˈstændədaɪz ǁ -ər-] also standardise verb [transitive]
to make all the things of one particular type the same as each other:

• Computer bulletin boards have become increasingly standardized in recent years.

— standardization noun [uncountable] :

• Cars have been subjected to a good deal of standardization in matters concerning safety and pollution.

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standardize UK US (UK also standardise) /ˈstændədaɪz/ verb [T]
to make things of the same type have the same basic features: standardize procedures/processes/systems »

The agreement requires states to standardize their tax collection systems.


The profile summarizes key information about a mutual fund in a standardized format designed to make it easier to compare funds.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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