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Definition of Standardization

Babylon English

act of imposing a standard; act of comparing to a standard, act of checking in accordance with a standard (also standardisation)
Standardization Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

1. the imposition of a standard [syn: standardisation, normalization, normalisation, regularization, regularisation]

2. the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument; "the thermometer needed calibration" [syn: calibration, standardisation]

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 international organization for standardization 
WordNet 2.0

1. the condition in which a standard has been successfully established; "standardization of nuts and bolts had saved industry millions of dollars"
(synonym) standardisation
(hypernym) condition, status
2. the imposition of standards or regulations; "a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization"
(synonym) standardisation, normalization, normalisation
(hypernym) social control
(hyponym) stabilization, stabilisation
(derivation) standardize, standardise
3. the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument; "the thermometer needed calibration"
(synonym) calibration, standardisation
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) tuning
(derivation) standardize, standardise
Standardization Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The process by which the Department of Defense achieves the closest practicable cooperation among the Services and Department of Defense agencies for the most efficient use of research, development, and production resources, and agrees to adopt on the broadest possible basis the use of: a. common or compatible operational, administrative, and logistic procedures; b. common or compatible technical procedures and criteria; c. common, compatible, or interchangeable supplies, components, weapons, or equipment; and d. common or compatible tactical doctrine with corresponding organizational compatibility. (JP 4-02)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Standardization Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electronic Statistics Textbook
While in the everyday language, the term "standardization" means - converting to a common standard or making something conform to a standard (i.e., its meaning is similar to the the term "normalization" in data analysis, see normalization ), in statistics, this term has a very specific meaning and refers to the transformation of data by subtracting each value from some reference value (typically a sample mean) and diving it by the standard deviation (typically a sample SD). This important transformation will bring all values (regardless of their distributions and original units of measurement) to compatible units from a distribution with a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1. This transformation has a wide variety of applications because it makes the distributions of values easy to compare across variables and/or subsets. If applied to the input data, standardization also makes the results of a variety of statistical techniques entirely independent of the ranges of values or the units of measurements (see the discussion of these issues in Elementary Concepts , Basic Statistics , Multiple Regression , Factor Analysis , and others).
Technical English by wpv
a process of equalizing electrode potentials in one standardizing solution (buffer) so that potentials developed in unknown solutions can be converted to pH values.
Standardization Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Standardization or standardisation is the process of implementing and developing technical standards. Standardization can help to maximize , interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. It can also facilitate commoditization of formerly custom processes. In social sciences, including economics, the idea of standardization is close to the solution for a coordination problem, a situation in which all parties can realize mutual gains, but only by making mutually consistent decisions. This view includes the case of "spontaneous standardization processes", to produce de facto standards.

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