The goddess of the rainbow, and swift-footed messenger of the gods.
An appearance resembling the rainbow; a prismatic play of colors.
The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, and forming the colored portion of the eye. See Eye.
the inner circle of an oscillated color spot.
A genus of plants having showy flowers and bulbous or tuberous roots, of which the flower-de-luce (fleur-de-lis), orris, and other species of flag are examples. See Illust. of Flower-de-luce.
See Fleur-de-lis, 2.
plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
a really beautiful deep blue
Insurance Regulatory Information System. A system established and operated by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in the United States to monitor the financial condition of insurers for the purposes of detecting financial distress and preventing insolvency.
See Insurance Information Regulatory System Tests.
Insurance Regulatory Information System. Uses financial ratios to measure insurers' financial strength. Developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Each individual state insurance department chooses how to use IRIS.
Insurance Regulatory Information System. In the United States, an information system developed by the NAIC to help state regulatory agencies assess the financial stability of individual insurance companies by means of a series of ratios derived from the companies' statutory annual statements. | Back
Integrated Risk Information System (USA)
Integrated Rehabilitation Information System
Short for "Integrated Risk Information System"; see "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency".
Integrated Resource Information System
Iris is a Texas-based synthpop band, originally named Forgiving Iris.
"Iris" is a song by American alternative rock band the Goo Goo Dolls. It was originally written for the soundtrack of 1998 film City of Angels, and was later included on the band's sixth album Dizzy Up the Girl.
IRIS is a Romanian hard rock band. It was established in 1977 by Ion Dumitrescu (drums), Olteanu (lead solo guitar and vocals) and Emil LechinÅ£eanu (bass guitar). They achieved huge success, followed by tours throughout Romania and recordings for radio broadcast and is one of the best Romanian rock bands.
Iris is/was a French/British instrumental rock band. The members of the band were Sylvain Gouvernaire (guitar, piano and keyboards), Ian Mosley (drums) and Pete Trewavas (bass). The band released just one album, Crossing The Desert.
Innovative Research Information System. The UNL University Libraries web site, including the online catalog, licensed databases and journal article indexes, Special Collections finding aids, electronic request forms for online services and information about the Libraries' collections, facilities, services, policies and staff.
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Visit the IRIS homepage for more information.
Internet Medical Research Information System-the software through which all IRB applications, reviews and approvals are submitted and through which information is communicated between investigators and the IRB.
Illinois Researcher Information Service An on-line search system available by subscription for research opportunities developed by the University of Illinois. topË†
Governmental/Military acronym for Infrared Intruder System.
The Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer, one of the Voyager instruments. Jet Propulsion - The engine moves forward by reacting to the momentum of air of gaseous material being forced out of the back of the engine.
Abbreviation for Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer.
Visible on screen as a circle closing down over or opening up on a shot. Seldom used in contemporary film, but common during the silent era of Hollywood films.
A decorative transition in which the image seems to disappear within a growing or diminishing circle. Commonly used in silent films.
Iris is a 2001 film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. The film contrasts the start of their relationship, when Murdoch (played by Kate Winslet) was an outgoing, dominant individual as compared to her timid and scholarly partner Bayley (played by Hugh Bonneville), and their later life, when Murdoch (now played by Dame Judi Dench) was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and tended to by a frustrated Bayley (played by Jim Broadbent) in their North Oxford home in Charlbury Road.
A type of DIGITAL PROOF produced by an Iris printer. Because Iris proofs are CONTINUOUS TONE and do not match the standard colors used on printing presses (that is, they do not conform to SWOP standards), Iris proofs are inappropriate for checking color or for contract proofing.
A continuous tone proof. An IRIS is output from an imagesetter using an inkjet.
A certain type of inkjet printer that was first used for reproducing artwork onto fine art papers.
Thin overlapping plates which can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening.
A metal plate with an opening through which electromagnetic waves may pass. Used as an impedance-matching device in waveguides.
In the sci-fi television show, Stargate SG-1, the iris is a large, metal protective device that opens and closes over Earth's Stargate. The iris was designed by Stargate Command (SGC) to prevent unwanted travelers from emerging through the Stargate's wormhole.