Glossary


Abbreviation - a ​shortform of a word or phrase;

Acceptance - generalagreement that something is ​satisfactory or ​right;

Accessibility - the ​quality or ​characteristic of something that makes it ​possible to ​approach, ​enter, or use it;

Accreditation - officialapproval, esp. in ​order to ​maintainsatisfactorystandards;

Acronym - an abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, ​pronounced as a word;

Agency - a ​governmentorganization;

Amendment - a ​change to a ​law that is not ​yet in ​operation and is still being ​discussed;

Applicability - the ​fact of ​affecting or ​relating to a ​person or thing;

Approach - a way of ​considering or doing something;

Assert - to say that something is ​certainlytrue;

Assess - to ​judge or ​decide the ​amount, ​value, ​quality, or ​importance of something;

Association - a ​group of ​people who ​work together in a ​singleorganization for a ​particularpurpose;

Assurance - a ​type of insurance against ​events that will ​certainlyhappen, such as ​death, not those that may ​happen, such as ​illness, ​fire, or having ​yourpropertystolen;

Auditor - someone whose ​job is to ​carry out an ​officialexamination of the ​accounts of a ​business and to ​produce a ​report;

Authority - a ​group of ​people with ​officialresponsibility for a ​particulararea of ​activity;

Bureau - an ​organization or a ​business that ​collects or ​providesinformation;

Certification  - proof or a ​documentproving that someone is ​qualified for a ​particularjob, or that something is of good ​quality;

Clarify - to make something ​clear or ​easier to ​understand by giving more ​details or a ​simplerexplanation;

Commercial - related to ​buying and ​selling things;

Committee - a ​smallgroup of ​peoplechosen to ​represent a ​largerorganization and either make ​decisions or ​collectinformation for it;

Consensus - a ​generallyacceptedopinion or ​decision among a ​group of ​people;

Consortium - an ​organization of several ​businesses or ​banksjoining together as a ​group for a ​sharedpurpose;

Consumer - a ​person who ​buysgoods or ​services for ​their own use;

Contribute - to give something in ​order to ​provide or ​achieve something together with other ​people;

Contribution - something that you ​contribute or do to ​helpproduce or ​achieve something together with other ​people, or to ​help make something ​successful;        

Corrigendum - a ​mistake in a ​printedtext that ​needs to be ​corrected;

Council - a ​group of ​peopleelected or ​chosen to make ​decisions or give ​advice on a ​particularsubject, to ​represent a ​particulargroup of ​people, or to ​run a ​particularorganization;

Curtail - to ​stop something before it is ​finished, or to ​reduce or ​limit something;

Design - a ​drawing or set of ​drawingsshowing how a ​building or ​product is to be made and how it will ​work and ​look;

Designate - to say ​officially that a ​place or thing has a ​particularcharacter or ​purpose;

Determination - the ​process of ​controlling, ​influencing, or ​deciding something;

Disseminate - to ​spread or give out something, ​especiallynews, ​information, ​ideas, etc., to a lot of ​people;

Effectiveness - the ​ability to be ​successful and ​produce the ​intendedresults;

Endanger - to put someone or something at ​risk or in ​danger of being ​harmed, ​damaged, or ​destroyed;

Entrepreneur - someone who ​starts their own ​business, ​especially when this ​involvesseeing a new ​opportunity;

Environment - the ​air, ​water, and ​land in or on which ​people, ​animals, and ​plantslive;
Environmental - relating to the ​environment;

Equipment - the set of ​necessarytools, ​clothing, etc. for a ​particularpurpose;

Ergonomics - the ​scientificstudy of ​people and ​theirworkingconditions, ​especially done in ​order to ​improveeffectiveness;

Establish - to ​start a ​company or ​organization that will ​continue for a ​longtime;

Ethernet - a ​system for ​connectingcomputers into networks (groups of ​computers that are used together);

Experience - knowledge or ​skill from doing, ​seeing, or ​feeling things;

Expert - a ​person with a high ​level of ​knowledge or ​skillrelating to a ​particularsubject or ​activity;

Expertise - a high level of knowledge or skill;

Facilitate - to make something possible or easier

Feature - a ​typicalquality or an ​importantpart of something;

Flaw - a ​fault, ​mistake, or ​weakness, ​especially one that ​happens while something is being ​planned or made, or that ​causes something not to be ​perfect;

Generic - shared by, ​typical of, or ​relating to a ​wholegroup of ​similar things, ​rather than to any ​particular thing;

Guarantee - a ​promise that something will be done or will ​happen, ​especially a written ​promise by a ​company to ​repair or ​change a ​product that ​develops a ​fault within a ​particularperiod of ​time;

Guidance - help and ​advice about how to do something or about how to ​deal with ​problems;

Infrastructure - the ​basicsystems and ​services, such as ​transport and ​powersupplies, that a ​country or ​organization uses in ​order to ​workeffectively;

Interoperability - the degree to which two products, ​programs, etc. can be used together, or the ​quality of being able to be used together;

Interoperable - if two products, ​programs, etc. are interoperable, they can be used together;

Introduction - an ​occasion when something is put into use or ​brought to a ​place for the first ​time;

Issue - a ​subject or ​problem that ​people are ​thinking and ​talking about;

Laboratory - a ​room or ​building with ​scientificequipment for doing ​scientifictests or for ​teachingscience, or a ​place where ​chemicals or ​medicines are ​produced;

Manufacturing - the ​business of ​producinggoods in ​largenumbers;

Measurement - the ​act or ​process of ​measuring;

Memorandum - a ​short written ​reportpreparedspecially for a ​person or ​group of ​people that ​containsinformation about a ​particularmatter;

Mention - to refer to something or someone;

Metrology - the science of measurement;

Misconception - an ​idea that is ​wrong because it has been ​based on a ​failure to ​understand a ​situation;

Modernization - the ​process of ​starting to use the most recent ​methods, ​ideas, ​equipment, etc. so that something becomes or seems more modern;

Modify - to ​change something such as a ​plan, ​opinion, ​law, or way of ​behaviourslightly, usually to ​improve it or make it more ​acceptable;

Nutritional - relating to ​nutrition;

Obligatory - required by obligation or compulsion or convention;

Parameter - a set of ​facts or a ​fixedlimit that ​establishes or ​limits how something can or must ​happen or be done;

Participate - to take part in or becomeinvolved in an activity;

Percentage - an ​amount of something, often ​expressed as a ​number out of 100;

Procedure - a set of ​actions that is the ​official or ​accepted way of doing something;

Process - a ​series of ​actions or ​eventsperformed to make something or ​achieve a ​particularresult, or a ​series of ​changes that ​happennaturally; to ​deal with something ​according to a ​particular set of ​actions;

Project - a ​piece of ​plannedwork or ​activity that is ​completed over a ​period of ​time and ​intended to ​achieve a ​particularaim; to ​calculate an ​amount or ​resultexpected in the ​future from ​information already ​known;

Promotion - advertisingintended to ​increase the ​sales of a ​product or ​service; ​activities to ​advertise something;

Proportion - a ​part or ​share of the ​whole, or the ​relationship between one thing and another in ​size, ​amount, or ​degree; also the ​rightrelationship between one thing and another;

Proprietary - owned and ​legallycontrolled by a ​particularcompany;

Protection - the ​condition or ​state of being ​keptsafe from ​injury, ​damage, or ​loss;

Provide - to give something that is needed or wanted to someone;

Publicly - so that anyone can see and hear; openly;

Quality - the ​degree of ​excellence of something, often a high ​degree of it; a ​characteristic or ​feature of someone or something;


Ratify - to ​agree in writing to a set of ​rules, or to ​officiallyapprove a ​decision or ​plan;  

Recipe - a set of ​instructionstelling you how to ​prepare and ​cook a ​particularfood, ​including a ​list of what ​foods are ​needed for this;

Recognition - the ​fact of ​knowing who a ​person is or what a thing is because of having ​seen or ​experienced that ​person or thing before;


Reformulate - to ​change a ​plan or ​idea so that you have a ​slightly different one; to ​change what a ​productcontains;

Register - to ​record someone’s ​name or ​ownership of ​property on an ​officiallist; to ​measure and ​record an ​amount;

Registration - the ​act of ​recording a ​name or ​information on an ​officiallist;

Regulate - to ​control an ​activity or ​process by ​rules or a ​system;

Regulatory - of or ​relating to a ​person or ​organization whose ​job is to ​control an ​activity or ​process or to the regulations themselves;

Representative - a ​person who ​represents another ​person or a ​group;

Request - an ​act of ​asking for something, or the thing ​asked for;

Responsibility - a duty to take ​care of something; something that it is ​yourjob or ​duty to ​deal with;

Reversal - the ​act of ​changing or making something ​change to ​itsopposite; a ​completechange of ​direction, ​order, or ​position;

Secretariat - the ​office or ​peopleresponsible for the ​management of an ​organization, ​especially an ​international or ​political one;

Solution - an ​answer to a ​problem;

Specification - a ​clear, ​detailedplan or ​description of how something will be made;  

Specify - to ​state or ​describe something ​clearly and ​exactly;

Standardize - to make one thing the same as ​others of that ​type, or to ​compare one thing to something ​accepted as a ​model;  

Statute - a ​law that has been ​formallyapproved and written down;

Stipulate - to say exactly how something must be or must be done;

Strategy - a long-range ​plan for ​achieving something or ​reaching a ​goal, or the ​skill of making such ​plans;

Structure - the ​arrangement or ​organization of ​parts in a ​system;

Subscribe - to ​paymoney to an ​organization in ​order to ​receive a ​product or use a ​serviceregularly;  

Substitute - to use someone or something instead of another person or thing;   


Transport - to take ​goods or ​people from one ​place to another;

Value - importance, ​worth, or ​benefit; to ​state the ​worth of something;

Verification - the ​process of ​testing or ​finding out if something is ​true, ​real, ​accurate, etc.;  

Verify - to make ​certain or ​prove that something is ​true or ​accurate;

Unique - being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual or special in some way;

Universal - existing everywhere or involving everyone;

Usability - the fact of something being easy to use, or the degree to which it is easy to use;

Weight - a quality of an object that is a measure of the force by which the earth attracts it, or an object considered as having this quality;

Withdrawal - an act of taking something back, removing something, or moving something back;