CISC


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CISC

(sɪsk)
n.
complex instruction set computer: a computer whose central processing unit recognizes a relatively large number of instructions.
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Noun1.CISC - an agency of the Canadian government that unifies the intelligence units of Canadian law enforcement agencies
international intelligence agency - an intelligence agency outside the United States
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
2.CISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
computer architecture, architecture - (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture of a computer's system software"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
reduced instruction set computer, reduced instruction set computing, RISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
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In addition to my own work, CISC faculty and staff are publishing a boatload of books, pamphlets, and articles.
But the fact is, the CISC CPU still has to do all the things the RISC CPU would do.
CISC contends that OSHA failed to factor additional costs tied to proposed standard, which stakeholders will then pass on to customers in the form of higher prices.
The Coalition claims that the OSHA analysis included major errors and omissions that account for the large discrepancies with the CISC report.
Some of the topics to be addressed at the 12th CISC are:
A training program should be developed for all staff involved in any aspect of CISC training and their competency in teaching CISC should be regularly assessed (Grade B).
CISC states that the number of organized crime groups in Canada has fluctuated between approximately 600 to more than 900 within the past five years.
CISC was incorporated in 1972 by the Kolkata based Agarwal family.
The opt-out clause should state that CISC will not apply to the agreement, specify which laws will govern the agreement and state that the selected law will govern without regard to its conflicts of laws rules.
Because it was structured after the long standing tier-based pricing used by KCC, the CISC was able to secure a single license fee for the software to cover use by the sworn law enforcement population of the entire state.