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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb standardise:


Definition of standardise

What does standardise mean?


  1. evaluate by comparing with a standard
  2. cause to conform to standard or norm

Alternative definition


  1. To establish a [l, en, standard] consisting of [l, en, regulations] for how something is to be done across an organization.
  2. To make to conform to a standard.
  3. To check for [l, en, conformance] with a standard.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for standardise

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Google previewWomen, Work and Computerization (2000)

Charting a Course to the Future by Ellen Balka, Richard Smith

To classify and to standardise is a human activity. Without this we find it difficult to live and work in a world of artifacts. Classification and standardisation are always ...

Google previewSustainability, Innovation and Participatory Governance (2003)

A Cross-national Study of the EU Eco-management and Audit Scheme by Hubert Heinelt, Randall Smith

Sort removes unneeded items from the workplace; Set in order stores required items where they can be traced; Shine means cleaning and inspection; Standardise is the use of visual control as the norm; and Sustain uses self- discipline to ;...

Google previewJournal (1900)

Whether it is the time to standardise is a matter for ;...

Google previewJournal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)

Whether it is the time to standardise is a matter for ;...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names (2004)

by Urs Eggli, Leonard E. Newton

Attempting to correct or standardise ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (1994)

by Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

cipher/ Cypher hallo/ hello mateyness/matiness standardise/ standardize And there are also ...

Google previewThe Primary Science and Technology Encyclopedia (2010)

by Christopher Collier, Dan Davies, Alan Howe, Kendra McMahon

Eventually, however, Brunel was forced to standardise the gauge to fit in with the rest of the network – an example of how creative genius is sometimes thwarted by the need to 'fit in.' It wasn't only Bristol that benefited from Brunel's vision, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology (2006)

by Xing Huo Yu

This has been the warrant for practice in Management Education, and in times past, would have relied upon a regulatory or professional body generating guidelines to standardise management education practices. In New Zealand, where the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Information Technology (2007)

by Atlantic

attempt to standardise all of these port types and transfer modes. Basically all they did was to formally document the hardware and protocols already in use. The only significant addition being that they allow ECP ports to optionally support  ...

Google previewDictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan (2003)

by Prof J A A Stockwin, J. A. A. Stockwin

Whereas hitherto each ministry had run its own personnel policy with minimal interference from outside, the aim was now to standardise procedures, pay and conditions in the interests of democratisation and accountability. The Authority was ...

Google previewInstant Encyclopaedia of Geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

using National Economic Development Office data, do, however, standardise for industrial sector. The NEDO covered two industrial sectors, mechanical engineering and clothing. Some 420 firms were included in the analysis, ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia Of Agricultural Science And Technology (8 Vols.) (2008)

by G. Sethuraman And Srinivasa Naidu

Age at weaning or post-weaning: The usual procedure for adjusting for age variations is to standardise the weight to a constant age by a simple multiplicative procedure, WxC Wc = — where Wc is the estimated weight at a constant age C and ...

Google previewHenley's Encyclopaedia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades ... (1908)

But to standardise as much as possible, a new ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2002)

by Michael Byram

Linguists there had already begun to look at language content more systematically with attempts to standardise vocabulary and GRAMMAR items and grade key stages in foreign language learning. There was not the same emphasis on ...

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Scrabble value of S1T1A1N1D2A1R1D2I1S1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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