Iso meaning

ī'ĕs-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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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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Equal; uniform.

Isobar.

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Isomeric.

Isopropyl.

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International Organization for Standardization.
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Equal, similar, alike, identical.

Isomorph.

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A prefix that means “equal,” as in isometric, “having equal measurements.”
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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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(1) For the light measurement standard, see ISO speed.
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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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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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(category theory) Short for isomorphism.
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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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An organization, the International Organization for Standardization, that sets standards in many businesses and technologies, including computing and communications.
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Isomeric.

Isoalloxazine.

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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