from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any reaction that converts a compound into the next member of a homologous series, usually by lengthening a carbon chain
- n. Official certification
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Confirmation or ratification (as of something otherwise null and void), by a court or a grantor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of homologating; approval; ratification; confirmation.
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The term homologation means the granting of approval by an official body.
Interestingly, the version supplied - the RG32M, the same model as intended for the British Army - had been extensively customised to meet customer and regulatory quality standards, including "homologation" for Sweden and Europe.
The South African Bureau of Standards said the prototype taxis have already gone through a process of "homologation" or verification of vehicles to South African standards.
I think the nuance they want to convey with "homologation" is that it's more than a mere type certification - it's a formal sanctioning of the legality of the sale and use of the vehicle in the entire European Union. says:
We are also evaluating different steps in the process and note that tubular frames are only 800 Swiss francs for the homologation.
Today it may be too early to give a reply no experiences but if we have more info from the brands on the quantity of the frames for homologation we may be able to go back to the UCI to discuss the process and possible reductions.
That is a good question and it will be strongly related to the financing of the homologation process.
We are at the moment checking with the brands the number of frames that they see for homologation now and in the future estimation.
On the other hand we are working to see if the homologation process can be done in a cheaper way.
So far it says that any athlete participating in the UCI WorldTour must have homologated bicycles Unless 09/10 frames for which a homologation is not an obligation and the race commissioners will continue to make the controls before the races.