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IRIS can refer to:

A missile:

An organization: The IRIS solid propellant rocket is the expected product of an Iranian program to develop indigenous launch capability. ...

  • Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship, now defunct hypertext project at Brown University
  • Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, also known as the IRIS Consortium
  • IRIS, the annual Management Festival of Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI)
  • IRIS Center at the University of Maryland, originally the "Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector", researches foreign policy, economic development and institutional reform in dealing with poor countries
  • I.R.I.S. Group, an optical character recognition (OCR) software company
  • Information Systems Research Seminar, an annual seminar for Scandinavian researchers
  • International Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability Studies
  • Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
  • Interior Redesign Industry Specialist, a non-profit organization whose webpage is www.weredesign.com.

A system: The Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship (IRIS) was founded at Brown University by Andries van Dam, William S. Shipp, and Norman Meyrowitz in 1983 and closed in 1991. ... The IRIS Consortium is a trans-University research project standing for Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. ... Indian Institute of Management Indore set up in 1998, is the youngest of the IIMs. ... Readiris is well-regarded optical character recognition software for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.[1] It is produced by Belgian company Image Recognition Integrated Systems Group S.A. (I.R.I.S. Group). ... The IRIS Consortium is a trans-University research project standing for Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. ...

  • Integrated Risk Information System, US Environmental Protection Agency database of human health effects from exposure to environmental substances
  • Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)
  • IRIS GL, a computer graphics system which evolved into OpenGL
    • Ultima Iris, an open source version of Ultima, based on IRIS/OpenGL
  • IRIS-T, a German air-to-air missile
  • Instructional Resources Information System
  • Insurance Regulatory Information System, National Association of Insurance Commissioners database
  • Infrastructure for Resilient Internet Systems, an MIT peer-to-peer internet project
  • Integrated Reporting for International Students, an administrative system for European exchange students
  • Internal Rotary Inspection System, ultrasonic testing for pipes and tubes
  • Internet Radar Imaging Server, a weather radar system from Baron Services

A service: The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a specification defining a cross-language cross-platform API for writing applications that produce 3D computer graphics (and 2D computer graphics as well). ... Ultima Iris is an open source 3D game client developed around the popular role playing game (RPG) Ultima Online World. ... IRIS-T (Infra Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled) is a German-led program to develop a short-range air-to-air missile to replace the AIM-9 Sidewinder. ... The Insurance Regulatory Information System (IRIS) is a database of Insurance companies in the United States run by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. ... IRIS, the acronym for Infrastructure for Resilient Internet Systems, is a decentralized infrastructure using distributed hash tables that will enable large-scale distributed applications. ... Internal rotary inspection system (IRIS) is an ultrasonic method for the nondestructive testing of pipes and tubes. ...

  • Internet Registry Information Service, a proposed query/response protocol for Internet registries
  • Illinois Research Information Service at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A medical disorder:

  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, a complication of anti-HIV treatment

A music group: Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) or immune reconstitution syndrome (IRS) is a rare condition seen in some cases of AIDS or immunosuppression, in which the immune system begins to recover, but then responds to a previously acquired opportunistic infection with an overwhelming inflammatory response that paradoxically makes the symptoms of...

An imaging device: IRIS is a Romanian hard rock band. ...

  • IRIS printer, a digital printer used to create true color proof prints - and an IRIS print, the image output by that device.

A nuclear reactor design An Iris printer is a digital output printer created by the Iris Graphics company of Bedford, Massachusetts. ...

  • International Reactor Innovative and Secure, an advanced light water reactor

International Reactor Innovative and Secure (IRIS) is a Generation IV reactor reactor design made by an international team of companies, laboratories, and universities and coordinated by Westinghouse. ...

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National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Report (1805 words)
Iris was upgraded to a hurricane at 1800 UTC 6 October, based on reports from a reconnaissance plane of a 1500-foot flight level peak wind of 82 knots and the presence of a closed eyewall near that time.
Iris was upgraded to Category Four Hurricane with 120 knots at 1200 UTC 8 October based on a 134-knot wind reduced from 700-mb.
Iris was always forecast to continue westward through the Caribbean Sea, posing a threat to the Caribbean Sea region and not to the United States.
Iris (2001/I) (1062 words)
Iris is one of those dramas that is so startlingly well acted and accurate to reality that you truly see the people on screen suffering through the story rather than the actors portraying them.
Iris is famously a study of Alzheimer's disease, which is the kind of thing that rarely makes its way into mainstream films, so it is that much more moving that a movie as brilliant as this one takes on the subject and brings it to the forefront in such a dramatic fashion.
Iris has spent her life exploring things like what it is that makes people happy and what makes them realize that they are happy once they are, and then shows as she loses touch with those things without even realizing it.
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