Cisco meaning

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(Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, www.cisco.com) A leading manufacturer of networking equipment, including routers, bridges, frame switches and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and network management software. Cisco was founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandra Lerner, a married couple both employed by Stanford University. Initially targeting universities, Cisco sold its first router in 1986.Cisco is the leading router vendor and its operating systems and routing protocols have become de facto standards. In the 1990s, Cisco's growth was due to the acquisition of more than 70 companies. In early 2000, it briefly surpassed Microsoft's market cap as the most valued corporation in the world.
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The definition of a cisco is a freshwater fish in the genus Coregonus.

An example of a cisco is a trout common to the cold lakes in Canada and the northeastern United States.

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Any of several North American freshwater fishes of the genus Coregonus whose upper and lower jaws are the same length, unlike other whitefishes.
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Any of various trouts (esp. genus Coregonus) found in the colder lakes of the NE U.S. and of Canada.
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Any North American freshwater fish of the genus Coregonus that live in cold-water lakes.
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Origin of cisco

  • From Canadian French ciscoette from Ojibwa bemidewiskawed the (fish) with oily skin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ciscoette (“siscowet”), from Ojibwe siscowet (“cooks itself”).

    From Wiktionary