American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Definition of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in Network Encyclopedia.

What is ANSI?

ANSI is a U.S. standards organization that facilitates and governs the development of standards in many areas, including computing and communication.

ANIS - American National Standards Institute
ANIS – American National Standards Institute

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was founded as a private sector voluntary standards association in 1918 and is a nonprofit, private association with almost 1400 member organizations.




Standards that are approved by ANSI are called ANSI Standards. Examples include the ANSI C/C++ programming language standards, ANSI-89 SQL standards, and ANSI character set. There are over 13,000 standards that have been approved by ANSI to date.

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