ISO: Abbreviation for International Organization for Standardization . An international organization that (a) consists of member bodies that are the national standards bodies of most of the countries of the world, (b) is responsible for the development and publication of international standards in various technical fields, after developing a suitable consensus, (c) is affiliated with the United Nations, and (d) has its headquarters at 1, rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland. Note: Member bodies of ISO include, among others, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR), the British Standards Institution (BSI), and the Deutsche Institut für Normung (DIN).

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