merican ational tandards ct
a private organization that coordinates the setting and approval of some U.S. standards. It also represents the United States to the International Standards Organization.
Acronym for the merican ational tandards nstitute. Founded in 1918, ANSI is a voluntary organization composed of over 1,300 members (including all the large computer companies) that creates standards for the computer industry. For example, ANSI is a version of the C language that has been approved by the ANSI committee. To a large degree, all ANSI C compilers, regardless of which company produces them, should behave similarly. In addition to programming languages, ANSI sets standards for a wide range of technical areas, from electrical specifications to communications protocols. For example, FDDI, the main set of protocols for sending data over fiber optic cables, is an ANSI standard.
American National Standards Institiute. A national organization that determines standards for testing equipment. A section number and date (year) following the initials "ANSI", designate the standeard refferd to.