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English noun: standardization

1. standardization (state) the condition in which a standard has been successfully established

SamplesStandardization of nuts and bolts had saved industry millions of dollars.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

2. standardization (act) the imposition of standards or regulations

SamplesA committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization.

Synonymsnormalisation, normalization, standardisation

Broader (hypernym)social control

Narrower (hyponym)stabilisation, stabilization, stylisation, stylization

3. standardization (act) the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

SamplesThe thermometer needed calibration.

Synonymscalibration, standardisation

Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)adjustment, readjustment, registration, tuning

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