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iso-

(word root) equal
Examples of words with the root iso-: isometric
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ISO

 (ī′ĕs-ō′)
n.
An organization, the International Organization for Standardization, that sets standards in many businesses and technologies, including computing and communications.

[From Greek īsos, equal.]
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ISO

(ˈaɪsəʊ)
n
(Units) International Organization for Standardization
[Greek isos equal; often wrongly thought to be an abbreviation for International Standards Organization]
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ISO

International Standardization Organization.

iso-

a combining form meaning “equal”: isochromatic; in chemistry, used in the names of substances that are isomeric with the substance denoted by the base word: isocyanic acid.
Also, esp. before a vowel, is-.
[< Greek, comb. form of ísos equal]
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Translations

ISO

N ABBR =International Standards OrganizationOIN f
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It was found by special instruments designed to detect water vapour carried on the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) launched by the European Space Agency.
It said the discovery was made with a long-wavelength spectrometer aboard an infrared space observatory launched in November 1995 by the European Space Agency.
They have been following it since September 2012, using the large Nancay radio telescope (in the Cher region of France), the Herschel infrared space observatory, at the Pic-du-Midi Observatory (in the Pyrenees), and with the antennas at Bure (in the Alps), at Pico Veleta (Spain), and at Chajnantor (Chile).
Major contributions to space astronomy have been made by the Infrared Space Observatory and the high-energy XMM-Newton mission.
Joint NASA/European Space Agency missions such as IRAS (Infrared Astronomical Satellite) and ISO (Infrared Space Observatory) have paved the way for planned Hubble-style observatories such as SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility.
For 28 months, the European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) has scanned the heavens from its vantage point in Earth's orbit.

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