Iso definition

īĕs-ō
An organization, the International Organization for Standardization, that sets standards in many businesses and technologies, including computing and communications. The term ISO is not an abbreviation, but instead derives from the Greek word īsos, meaning equal .
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Equal; uniform.

Isobar.

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Equal, similar, alike, identical.

Isomorph.

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Isomeric.

Isopropyl.

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Isomeric.

Isoalloxazine.

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ISO 9000 is defined as a certification showing that a manufacturing or service organization follows the standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which call for strong management, product development documentation and quality customer service practices.

An example of ISO 9000 certification is audits of the processes and documentation of an organization.

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A prefix that means “equal,” as in isometric, “having equal measurements.”
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International Organization for Standardization.
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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.

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A detailed security standard that is organized into the following areas: asset classification and control; business continuity planning; compliance; computer and operations management; personnel security; physical and environmental security system access control; security organization; security policy; and system development and maintenance. Because ISO 17799 is very thorough, it requires a methodical and measured approach to system security as well as access to essential tools and products. To assist firms and agencies wanting to improve their ISO 17799 compliance status, a directory can be found at http://www .iso17799software.com/index.htm. The latter provides links to products and tools geared to making the compliance process less difficult and including downloadable trial versions. Risk Associates. ISO 17799: What is it? [Online, 2004.] Risk Associates Website. http://www.iso17799software.com/index.htm.
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(category theory) Short for isomorphism.
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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.
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(American football) An isolation play in which the fullback leads the tailback into the opposing defensive line.
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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.
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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.

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A prefix used to indicate an isomer of an organic compound, especially a branched isomer of a compound that normally consists of a straight chain. The isomer is characterized by a Y-shaped branch at the end of the chain that consists of two “prongs”. Each prong consists of one carbon atom. Thus isopentane contains five carbon atoms like normal pentane, but arranged as a chain of three carbons plus a Y-shaped branch of two carbons at the end.
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A quality management standard created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO establishes and defines effective quality systems for many manufacturing and service industries, but the ISO 9000 is the most well-known. Companies can be certified as meeting ISO 9000 standards by going through an evaluation process. There are 350,000 ISO-9000 certified organizations in over 150 countries. ISO is a standard that frequently is used in Europe, while in the U.S. companies are more likely to follow Total Quality Management procedures.
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An organization, the International Organization for Standardization, that sets standards in many businesses and technologies, including computing and communications.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
iso
Plural:
isos

Origin of iso

  • < Gr isos, equal

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek īso- from īsos equal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek īsos equal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for isolation.

    From Wiktionary