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International Organization for Standardization

(standard, body)
(ISO) A voluntary, nontreaty organisation founded in 1946, responsible for creating international standards in many areas, including computers and communications. Its members are the national standards organisations of 89 countries, including the American National Standards Institute.

ISO produced the OSI seven layer model for network architecture.

The term "ISO" is not actually an acronym for anything. It is a pun on the Greek prefix "iso-", meaning "same". Some ISO documents say ISO is not an acronym even though it is an anagram of the initials of the organisation's name.

International Organization for Standardization

The body based in Geneva that coordinates International Standards. It works with national bodies such as the British Standards Institute (BSI), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

International Standards Organization, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

A body which promotes the development of world-wide standards and which publishes such standards.
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Late in January, the company announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001 certification from the International Organization of Standardization, a Geneva, Switzerland-based quality standards organization.
The ISO acronym for the International Organization of Standardization is derived from the Greek "isos," one meaning of which is "equal.
The ISO quality standards are sponsored by the International Organization of Standardization based in Geneva.

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