Definitions

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  • n. A certification symbol placed on products by the British Standards Institute, based on the letters BS.
  • v. To approve or certify by awarding the kitemark.

Etymologies

kite +‎ mark (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I gave a talk at the launch and I'm happy to report that they will be using Second Life to teach some of the modules, which must be some kind of kitemark in itself ;

    Flying the kite

  • A new wave of education providers will be given the 'kitemark' allowing them to lead changes to schools through federations, trust schools and academies, with primary schools included in the programme for the first time.

    The Latest From www.politics.co.uk

  • (e) Lack of industry acceptance - why would I (insert BBC, Reuters, The Sun etc. here) let someone else 'kitemark' my work?

    Martin Moore Blog

  • Surprising comments perhaps, given that last year she called for the air-brushing kitemark as part of the Lib Dems' Body Confidence campaign.

    Supermodel Erin O'Connor slams fashion world for lying to women

  • James ChurchillClay Cross, Derbyshire• With reference to George Monbiot's article (Ignore his denials: Cameron, like Blair, wants to turn 'NHS' into a kitemark, 17 May) and your editorial (17 May), remember how upset the English public were by the sell-off of Cadbury's to Kraft, a US firm?

    Letters: The NHS is unsafe in their hands

  • One learning activity that has sparked interest is a group task to apply the criteria of the Social Enterprise Mark a kitemark for "quality" social enterprises to organisations in the social economy.

    Social enterprise: How is it making its Mark?

  • It is however the most influential broadcasting organisation in the world, influencing media outlets in many other countries, because the BBC brand is (wrongly) believed to be a kitemark of objectivity and balance.

    The closed thought system of the BBC

  • The Lords report also says it wants to "establish a kitemark for secure internet services".

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Of course, even if there was some new kitemark it won't serve to mean very much if your machine has already been compromised.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Client side software with a kitemark - as the Government is proposing, -will never be as good as network based restriction on where you can actually get too.

    Archive 2007-09-01

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  • "It was then that the Independent Healthcare Association, negotiating a concordat with Blair’s government, spelt out what it wanted. 'The NHS would simply be a kitemark attached to the institutions and activities of a system of purely private providers.' ”
    - George Monbiot, A Death Foretold, 16 May 2011.

    May 17, 2011