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Acis

[ey-sis] /ˈeɪ sɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
the lover of Galatea, killed by Polyphemus out of jealousy.
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Acis

/ˈeɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a Sicilian shepherd and the lover of the nymph Galatea. In jealousy, Polyphemus crushed him with a huge rock, and his blood was turned by Galatea into a river
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Acis in Technology
graphics
Andy, Charles, Ian's System.
A geometric engine that most CAD packages now use. ACIS uses a sophisticated object-oriented approach for modelling, the data is stored in boundary representation. Acis is owned by Spatial Technologies.
[How does this differ from "solid modelling"?].
(1996-03-21)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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