Definitions for SIG
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a special interest group; a group formed to discuss a particular topic or issue.
Origin: From sige, sige
Origin: [Akin to AS. sgan to fall. 151a. See Sink, v. t.]
SIG was a pop band from Raisio, Finland, formed in 1978. The singer of the band was Matti Inkinen. Two SIG's probably most famous songs are “Vuosisadan rakkaustarina“ and “Hyvää syntymäpäivää“.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
(also common as a prefix in combining forms) A Special Interest Group, in one of several technical areas, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery; well-known ones include SIGPLAN (the Special Interest Group on Programming Languages), SIGARCH (the Special Interest Group for Computer Architecture) and SIGGRAPH (the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics). Hackers, not surprisingly, like to overextend this naming convention to less formal associations like SIGBEER (at ACM conferences) and SIGFOOD (at University of Illinois).
GIS, GIs, gis, Igs
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