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Cis

(sĭs), same as KishKish
, in the Bible. 1 Father of Saul. An alternate form is Cis. 2 Uncle of Saul. 3 Ancestor of Mordecai.
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cis

[sis]
(organic chemistry)
A descriptive term indicating a form of isomerism in which atoms are located on the same side of an asymmetric molecule.

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(1) (CompuServe Information Service) See CompuServe.

(2) (Card Information Structure) A data structure on a PC Card that contains information about the card's contents. It allows the card to describe its configuration requirements to its host computer.

(3) (Contact Image Sensor) A type of scanning sensor used in low-cost scanners that is smaller than a CCD. Although it allows for smaller, lighter scanners to be built, color fidelity and image quality are not as good as CCD. See CCD sensor and CMOS sensor.
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Selective participation of the CIS states in those areas of cooperation that are of interest to them gives the CIS the flexibility and stresses its uniqueness.
Carol's deep knowledge of the CIS model, her proven leadership ability and her passion for the transformative work CIS does on behalf of Georgia's children made her the right choice to lead this organization at this time," said Wendell Dallas, CIS of Georgia board chair.
CIS Americas' distributors are highly regarded in the machine vision industry and offer comprehensive pre- and post-sales support.
CIS is equally oriented to the vital role of technology and the importance of instant access to information.
The lack of sustained cancer education programs in Los Angeles targeting South Asians, the high number of South Asian women still not participating in cancer screening programs, and the existence of many barriers, (Umme Shefa Warda, 2000) and our own experiences in working with this population group, prompted the need for CIS and AANCART to collaborate and introduce cancer education programs targeting South Asians in Los Angeles through this trusted community based agency, the South Asian Network.
The CIS represents the interests of the entire law enforcement community in matters pertaining to CALEA.
There is a real demand for information on CIS accounting reform, according to Frederick, especially from international capital markets that wish to invest in the CIS.
Most target CIS customers consider themselves to be effective decision-makers using their own systems of information gathering and analysis.
But to the trained eye, Damjanov notes, CIS cells don't look like normal fetal cells: "They look like cancer.
In a recent article, ("Privatization In The CIS," CE: November/December 1992), Scherbakov characterized FPI as roughly the equivalent of a Western investment bank.
The CIS Oracle Database 11g R2 and CIS Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Benchmarks include specific, detailed guidance for a wide range of security configuration settings, including recommendations for auditing and logging, file/directory permissions and system authentication.
One of the most important project is appeal of the Heads of State to CIS peoples over celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.