Meaning – The term International Organization for Standardization, refers to an organization of national standards bodies from various countries established to promote the development of standards to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and develop cooperation in intellectual, scientific, technological, and economic activity.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies.
Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
Example of usage – “Because ‘International Organization for Standardization’ would have different acronyms in different languages (IOS in English, OIN in French for Organisation Internationale de normalization), the founders of the organization decided to give it the short form ISO. ISO is derived from the Greek ‘isos’, meaning equal. Whatever the country, whatever the language, the company is always called ISO.”