(DEF1) She spent the better part of a week struggling through the CIS website, trying to imagine how anyone could get a work permit without violating the laws of physics.
(DEF2) Some at CIS have also written for a nativist hate site, VDARE.com, which is named after Virginia Dare, said to be the first English child born in the New World. They include CIS Fellow John Miano and board member Carol Iannone.
(Heidi Beirich, "CIS: The 'Independent' Think Tank," Feb 2009)
Short for "cisgender" (opposite of "transgender"), used to describe someone whose gender identity matches their anatomical gender at birth.
Occasionally used derogatorily.
Mark: I heard that Stacy decided to start her transition.
David: Huh? Dude, Stacy is cis. You mean her sister.
Commonwealth of Independent States; putative successor to the USSR, except that the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania never joined. Contrary to another definition of CIS at the Urban Dictionary, the CIS does not stand for "Communist Independent States." Moreover, that definition has the CIS existing BEFORE 1991, and includes Kazakhstan as "not officially part of the Soviet Union." Kazakhstan was, in fact, one of the 15 republics of the USSR until 1991.
The CIS came into being December 1991. Mostly consists of regularly scheduled conferences of foreign ministers and defense ministers.
In 1995, members Belarus and Russia created the Commonwealth of Sovereign Republics (CSR
The August 2008 war between Georgia and Russia was unique in being a direct war between CIS member states, although there have been others waged by proxy.
Abbreviation for the Confederacy of Independant Systems. Second worst faction in the Star Wars universe beaten only by the wretched Alliance to Restore the Republic/New Republic as THE worst.
Seperatist movement! Ha! The seperatists are just a bunch of disgruntled corporate moguls who don't want their businesses infringed upon.
Short for "College in the Schools"; a program offered through some state universities that allows high school students to take college courses through their high school for credit without paying for said credit
I hate my CIS calc class.
Oh me too. I should have just taken regular math.
...CIS - College Information Services
Maintainers of the evil EBS system at a college in Sunny Nunny, UK.
Do not venture into any place callewd 'CIS', you'll probably end up a Window Licker
, or a David Evans
or a Dan Ross
...'omg... the desktop has changed colour! it MUST be a problem with EBS... lets keep phoning CIS until they come and fix it. We've tried NCTS, but they don't do anything, what a bunch of Dan Ross
CIS - Noun, Abbreviation
Communist Independent States. The states that were under Soviet Communism control but were not officially part of the Soviet Union.
Kazakhstan, Hungary, and North Korea were Communist Independent States. (CIS)