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Noun: standardisation  ,stan-du(r)-dI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: standardization)
  1. The condition in which a standard has been successfully established
    "standardisation of nuts and bolts had saved industry millions of dollars";
    - standardization
  2. The imposition of standards or regulations
    "a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardisation";
    - standardization, normalization, normalisation [Brit]
  3. The act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
    "the thermometer needed standardisation";
    - calibration, standardization

Derived forms: standardisations

Type of: activity, condition, social control, status

Encyclopedia: Standardisation