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Navigating Standardization’s Alphabet Soup

The number and variety of abbreviations used in the standards world can cause confusion for newcomers (or anyone!). Below is a handy guide to some of the most common acronyms* you'll find on and throughout U.S. and international (particularly ISO and IEC)  standardization activities. Click on the links for examples of each term's use within ANSI's work or that of our affiliates and partners.

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*To find ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers, search the ASD directory by name or acronym. For U.S. Technical Advisory Groups, see "TAG" listing below.

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