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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isis  \I"sis\,  n.  [L.,  the  goddess  Isis,  fr  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Myth.)  The  principal  goddess  worshiped  by  the  Egyptians. 
  She  was  regarded  as  the  mother  of  Horus,  and  the  sister 
  and  wife  of  Osiris.  The  Egyptians  adored  her  as  the 
  goddess  of  fecundity,  and  as  the  great  benefactress  of 
  their  country,  who  instructed  their  ancestors  in  the  art 
  of  agriculture. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  coral  of  the  genus  Isis,  or  family 
  {Isid[ae]},  composed  of  joints  of  white,  stony  coral, 
  alternating  with  flexible,  horny  joints.  See 
  {Gorgoniacea}. 
 
  3.  (Astron.)  One  of  the  asteroids. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Isis 
  n  :  goddess  of  fertility;  daughter  of  Geb;  sister  and  wife  of 
  Osiris  [syn:  {Isis}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ISIS 
 
  1.  A  toolkit  for  implementing  fault-tolerant  distributed 
  systems,  developed  at  Cornell  and  now  available  commercially 
 
  2.  A  dialect  of  {JOSS}. 
 
  [Sammet  1969,  p.  217]. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  IS-IS 
 
  {Intermediate  System-Intermediate  System} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ISIS 
  ???  (OS,  Intel) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ISIS 
  Intermediate  System  to  Intermediate  System  [protocol  /  routing]  (OSI,  RFC  1195),  "IS-IS" 
 
 




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