- Conformity to a common set of specifications, so that all units of a product, from a given producer or from multiple producers, are compatible and can serve the same purpose.
- Conformity to an exacting set of specifications with regard to quality, such as the ISO9000 standards established maintained by the International Organization for Standardization.
- The creation, promotion, and implementation of standards. Also, the adherence to standards.
- noun making sure that all procedures, personnel and material all work in the same way