Command Line Interface

What all computers were before GUIs came about. CLI is an interface that only uses text. Some stupid people and groups (like micro$oft, apple and linspire) try to get rid of CLI taking a lot of power away from users. CLI is still used a lot on UNIX and UNIX-like OSs.

If you want to see what's so great about CLI, use GNU Bash on a GNU/Linux system.
GNU Bash is a great CLI.
by a thing June 12, 2005
Shortened slang term meaning California used near the bay area.
"Where are you from?"
"Cli, Oakland Raiders all the way yadadamean?"
by MikeFonics September 10, 2022
Cli-fi is a contraction of climate fiction. It is a literary genre of works with a climate change theme. There is some argument over whether it is a sub-genre of science fiction or a genre in its own right.
Many cli-fi works raise awareness about the major threats that climate change and global warming present to life on Earth.
by wix99 April 8, 2014
Cli-Fi is a subgenre of science fiction (much like dystopian, utopian, cyberpunk, and space odyssey) in literature and film. While science fiction was once primarily "about science," it has since evolved into a far-reaching field that encompasses a variety of these subgenres. Cli-Fi is the assimilation of climate change inspired science fiction coined by author Yolonda Sweitzer in her upcoming young adult novel WHEN THE FIRST LEAVES WILT.

While Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life, Cli-Fi, by definition, deals specifically with a future set against the backdrop of an extreme environment due to climate shift and adverse weather patterns due to human interference in earth’s natural balance. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas." Cli-Fi is no different in that sense, dealing most often with the man vs. nature themes of literature and maintaining a strong environmental subject.
This book is part of a growing Cli-Fi phenomenon.
by scifiwizard March 7, 2017
A combination of the words climate and primate to signify the primitive (primate like) views of the world climate situation. Instead of thinking for themselves, doing research or even investigating both sides of the story, these Cli-mates follow the new religion of environmentalism blindly based on falsified data from Climategate. Sadly, you cannot debate with Cli-mates about the issue despite various climate experts testifying that there is no “global warming”.
Jimmy - "Did you see that news story about how the scientists falsified data about global warming?" Timmy - "Yes, they are now calling it Climategate. It is a big conspiracy it seems. They are trying to create the biggest tax increase ever based on something that doesn't exist." Jimmy - "It is funny though how no U.S. media source is covering this. I only found it from a UK article online so all of the primitive minded people in US will still blindly follow the religion of environmentalism." Timmy - "Yep, those cli-mates will never change their views not matter what evidence is presented to them."
by archyis December 23, 2009
a kind of catch-phrase used at the point of climax during a sexual encounter
girl 1: this guy i fucked last night had the weirdest cli-phrase!
girl 2: what was it?
girl 1: wowzers
by AlphaKennyBody-- April 24, 2011
A "Cli" is when you tuck your man tackle out the back of your legs, put your knees together and it looks as though you are a Vagina man.
In 1978, a young lad from Invercargill (Peter Evans), while visiting students in Dunedin, took this a step further. He did a Cli while standing on the dining table at a party, while holding an open umbrella, then set fire to his pubic hair and jumped off the table, thus producing the first "Mary Poppins Flaming Cli".
He did a "Mary Poppins Flaming Cli" while jumping of the dining table.
by Pedro Poppins March 25, 2021