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

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"?].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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