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What Is a Standard?

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Standards establish rules or measures (either minimum or optimum) for a quality or level of performance.

  • Many organizations issue standards.
  • The type of standards they develop is related to the kind of work that they do.

These are the major organizations that create or sell standards:

Here are more, as per this 2017 article entitled Standards Resources for Engineering and Technology.