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Abbreviation for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a professional association that was founded in 1880. It "promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe" via "continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.” The ASME develops codes and standards associated with the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering that are accepted in more than 100 countries.