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

Derived forms: standardizations

Type of: activity, condition, social control, status

Encyclopedia: Standardization