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Abbreviated CI.


On drawings, abbr. for cast iron.


The country code for Cote d'Ivoire (the Ivory Coast).

computational imaging

Taking more than one image of the same scene. Computational imaging is used in machine vision to capture an image with more detail. Using high-speed cameras, several photos are taken, and algorithms are used to derive a single image.

Although all modern digital cameras perform a certain amount of digital processing to derive the final result, computational imaging works with multiple images. It is able to produce a sharper image and a greater sense of depth. For example, machine vision systems can detect flaws in newly created products, which they would not otherwise be able to do with a single image from a regular camera. See imaging.

continuous integration

A software development system that ensures code changes are compiled and tested routinely. Continuous integration (CI) is used for large applications developed by several programmers, each writing a part of the program. After they make changes to their modules and check in the new code, the CI system typically compiles and tests the application immediately. See continuous delivery.