(International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iec.ch) An organization that sets international electrical and electronics standards founded in 1906. It is made up of national committees from over 60 countries. See ISO/IEC.
International Electrotechnical Commission.The IEC was formed in 1904 with the objective of standardizing the nomenclature and ratings of electrical apparatus and machinery. Among its accomplishments are the development of the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary and the Syst.