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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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CIS

(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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We have done everything we could to preserve the potential we have gained for more than 20 years," said the Belarusian head of state, expressing gratitude for the support to the CIS Executive Committee and the countries who support the integration.
Georgia withdrew from the CIS in part because of its five-day war with Russia in August 2008 over Georgia's semi-autonomous South Ossetia region.
We at Daitron extend a warm welcome to CIS Americas and offer congratulations on the opening of their new office in Seattle.
CIS expertise was also introduced to the communities.
Many CIS failures can be traced back to cultural incompatibility and organizational conflicts.
At least one Danish researcher has even observed CIS cells in a fetal testis.
He outlined the prospects for privatization in the CIS and sought to assure his audience that the champions of reform are pushing ahead.
These new CIS benchmarks provide clear, results-oriented guidance to help entities implement security for their data and database systems," said Rick Comeau, Executive Director, CIS Security Benchmarks Division.
Draft documents regulating cooperation in strengthening the international drug control system, fighting illegal migration and human trafficking, implementation of the concerted border policy in the CIS will be offered for the consideration.
As a former deputy prime minister under Mikhail Gorbachev and, more recently, as president of the non-governmental International Foundation for Privatization and Foreign Investment, I have a unique perspective on investment and opportunity in the CIS.
The number includes an agreement on cooperation of the engineer troops of the CIS armies in humanitarian mine clearance and an agreement on information interaction in the CIS to ensure transport security.