One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with object To modify (a statistic or statistical procedure) in such a way that the result is independent of one or more unknown parameters; (especially in later use) to modify (a statistic) by dividing it by an estimate of the standard deviation of the population.
1930s; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. From Student + -ize; so called because of a resemblance to methods employed in the development of Student’s t-distribution.
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