Definition: International Organisation for Standardization: association of the national standards organisation of the member states.
If it's all the same to you, ISO is the name
Everyone should realise that the acronym for this organisation is actually IOS. So what is ISO if it is not an acronym? Anyone, however, has to be forgiven (by international law) for thinking ISO actually stands for "International Standards Organisation". But it doesn't because that's not the right name for the august body. The name ISO, we're told, is actually from the Greek word 'isos' meaning 'equal'. See? What could be simpler? Or is the idea of anything simple about an international body merely oxymoronic?

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