Terminology and Electropedia

Avoiding ambiguity

A set of agreed concepts, definitions and terms used in electrotechnology

When developing standards it is essential to have a single , homogenous, well-established, harmonized body of knowledge related to terminology that can be used by the whole electrotechnical community.

IEC Technical Committee 1 provides harmonization for all the terminology used by the various other TCs inside the IEC, but more broadly, by anyone interested or working in the electrotechnical field.

It is responsible for maintaining and updating the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) or Electropedia, which is available for free. Anyone can consult it.