|Definition|| : ||International Organization for Standardization
|Category|| : ||Associations & Organizations International Orgaizations
|Country/Region|| : ||Worldwide
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What does ISO mean?
International Organization for Standardization, widely know as ISO, is a non-governmental international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. International Standards Organization is a non-official expansion of ISO. “International Organization for Standardization” would have different acronyms in different languages (“IOS” in English, “OIN” in French for Organisation internationale de normalisation), so its founders decided to give it also a short, all-purpose name. They chose “ISO”, derived from the Greek isos, meaning “equal”. Whatever the country, whatever the language, the short form of the organization’s name is always ISO.