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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)
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Encyclopedia Article for Acis

in the Greek mythology of Ovid, the son of Faunus (Pan) and the nymph Symaethis. He was a beautiful shepherd of Sicily, the lover of the Nereid Galatea. His rival, Polyphemus the Cyclops, surprised them together and crushed him to pieces with a rock. His blood, gushing forth from beneath, was metamorphosed by Galatea into a river bearing his name, Acis or Acinius, at the base of Mount Etna (the modern river Jaci). The story is known in no other extant source but Book XIV of Ovid's Metamorphoses. A number of Sicilian towns, including Acireale and Aci Catena, are named after him.

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