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standardize

verb [T]  /ˈstæn·dərˌdɑɪz/ us  
to make one thing the same as others of that type, or to compare one thing to something accepted as a model: Governor Vizard wants to standardize school spending throughout the state.
standardization
noun [U]  /ˌstæn·dər·dəˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  
At first, they made no attempt at standardization.
standardized
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈstæn·dərˌdɑɪzd/
Standardized tests will be used to measure their progress.
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