Definition of studentize in US English:


(also studentise)


  • 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.