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stan·dard·i·za·tion

(stan'dărd-i-zā'shŭn),
1. Formulation of a solution of definite strength so that it may be used for comparison and in tests.
2. The process of making any drug or other preparation conform to a type or standard.
3. A set of techniques used to remove as far as possible the effects of differences in age or other confounding variables when comparing two or more populations.

standardization, standardize

See standard.

stan·dard·i·za·tion

(stan'dărd-ī-zā'shŭn)
1. The making of a solution of definite strength so that it can be used for comparison and in tests.
2. Any drug or other preparation made to conform to a type or standard.
3. A set of techniques used to minimize the effects of differences in age or other confounding variables when comparing two or more populations.

Standardization

The process of determining established norms and procedures for a test to act as a standard reference point for future test results. The Stanford-Binet test was standardized on a national representative sample of 5,000 subjects.

standardization

weighted averaging of a characteristic. It is usually specific to a standard distribution of age or other characteristic.

exposure factor standardization
in radiology is the elimination of variation as much as possible in as many as possible factors which affect the optimum exposure time. Includes using a standard anode-film distance, use of the same chemicals and preparation technique, eliminating surges and drops in input voltage, and use of the same screen-film combination.
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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies, at present comprising about 100 members, one in each country.
standardization groups, particularly ISO/TC 17 (International Standards Organization Technical Committee 17 - Steel).
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ETSI welcomes and broadly supports the Communication released today by the European Commission on Digitising European Industry, and the accompanying documents, in particular the ICT Standardization Priorities for the Digital Single Market.

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