- ISO is defined as the acronym for the International Organization for Standardization, headquartered in Switzerland. The ISO defines rules and standards to aid in tasks for virtually all products that people use, including rules and standards about how products are made and how quality control tests should be performed.
An example of an ISO standard in the manufacturing environment are the extensive documentation procedures and written instructions, including tracking, which identify and trace everything touched in the process including tasks by suppliers, manufacturing, quality control and shipping clerks.
- Iso is defined as equal or similar.
An example of iso is isobath, which is a line on a map that shows all areas with the same depth of water.
- equal, similar, alike, identical: isomorph
- isomeric: isoalloxazine
Origin of iso-; from Classical Greek isos, equal
Origin of ISOFrom Greek &imacron;sos, equal.
- Equal; uniform: isobar.
- Isomeric: isopropyl.
Origin of iso-Greek &imacron;so-, from &imacron;sos, equal.
Short for isolation.
iso - Computer Definition
A network of the standards institutes of 157 countries. ISO is not an acronym. Rather, it is derived from the Greek isos, meaning equal, suggesting that all members of the organization have an equal voice. ISO is a non-governmental organization intended to serve as a bridge not only between countries, but between the governmental and private sectors. In the context of telecommunications, ISO is perhaps best known for the development of the OSI Reference Model. See Appendix A for contact information. See also OSI Reference Model.
A federation of the national standards bodies that forms a nongovernmental, multinational organization. In 2005, 149 countries collaborated under the ISO umbrella. Working groups from the member countries continue to develop standards that are adopted as national standards by the member countries. Through the standardization effort, duplication of work is avoided and the seamless transfer of technology is thus enabled.
(1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. ISO deals with all fields except electrical and electronics, which is governed by the older International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). With regard to information processing, ISO and IEC created JTC1, the Joint Technical Committee for information technology. ISO carries out its work through more than 185 technical committees and 2,700 subcommittees and working groups and is made up of standards organizations from more than 95 countries, some of them serving as secretariats for these technical bodies. Full, Correspondent and Subscriber Members Of the 164 ISO member bodies, more than a hundred are full members that influence ISO standards development. Approximately 50 Correspondent members attend meetings as observers. A handful of Subscriber members stay up-to-date on ISO activities but do not sell or adopt ISO standards nationally as do all the others. See ISO/IEC.