"A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose." - ISO
Types of standards:
What are some points to remember when using standards?
Standards are created by a wide variety of organizations. The most common are:
Many countries also have national standardization organizations. Country standards are in the language of the country. English translations are not typically available.
Specifications are concise statements of requirements for materials, products or services that are to be purchased by an industry or government agency. Specifications are limited to a specific project or government agency. Standards are specifications that are recognized as the most practical and appropriate current solution, that is agreed upon by a recognized authority, for a recurring problem.
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