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Description: A unique framework of authority within which a person or persons act, or are designated to act, towards some purpose. Includes incorporated and unincorporated organizations such as partnerships, social or non-profit groups, governmental bodies, etc. Also includes groupings of the organizations where there is a need to identify these in information interchange. [ISO/IEC 15944-1:2002 Information technology -- Business agreement semantic descriptive techniques -- Part 1: Operational aspects of Open-edi for implementation] These terms were taken from the Web Taxonomy - Industries facet.

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