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Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN, the German Institute for Standardization) is a German national organization for standardization. DIN and mini-DIN connectors are familiar to computer users all over the world, but DIN issues standards in any conceivable area.

DIN is a registered association, founded in 1917. Its headquarters is in Berlin. Since 1975 it has been recognized by the German government as the national standards body and represents German interests at international and European level.


DIN standard designation

The designation of a DIN standard shows its origin (# denotes a number):

  • DIN # is used for German standards with primarily domestic significance or designed as a first step toward international status. E DIN # is a draft standard and DIN V # is a preliminary standard.
  • DIN ISO # is used for German edition of ISO standards. DIN EN ISO # is used if the standard as also been adopted as a European standard.

Example of DIN standards

See the list of DIN standards for a complete list.

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Last updated: 10-29-2005 02:13:46