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n, pl vires (ˈvaɪriːz)
power, force, or strength


1. Viscount.
2. Viscountess.


1. visibility.
2. visual.
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When the bridges broke down, unarmed soldiers, people from Moscow and women with children who were with the French transport, all- carried on by vis inertiae- pressed forward into boats and into the ice-covered water and did not, surrender.
Athelstane, utterly confounded at an order which the manners and feelings of the times rendered so injuriously insulting, unwilling to obey, yet undetermined how to resist, opposed only the vis inerti
Never fear, sir; you are not speaking to one who is altogether ignorant of the vis medicatrix," said he, with his usual superiority of expression, made rather pathetic by difficulty of breathing.
Through the event, Mostar has joined the global family of host cities around the world, which every year gather different groups of students, providing for them to prepare and practice for the Vis Moot competition, scheduled to be held in Vienna in March this year.
Mine VIS can take control of the machine in certain defined situations if the operator does not react appropriately to the initial CAS warning.
Vis Divide allows for the placement of multiple cables into a single conduit, and it includes a fabric divider, molded directly into the conduit allowing operators flexibility in deployment and high efficiency--optimizing network infrastructure space and easing cable replacement.
Race to the negotiated procedure, fully managed with telematics systems, for the outsourcing of maintenance service cyclical type VIS and RO to be carried out on the rolling stock of the complex ETR 500.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization, a biotechnology organisation, and ViS Research, an American-based, multinational company that carries out clinical trial planning through an online feasibility platform, have expanded their Paediatric Clinical Research Group on the ViS platform to cover paediatric research sites, it was reported yesterday.
The Independent Community Bankers of America has honoured Mark Vis of First State Bank Southwest with the Outstanding Community Lender Award for 2013.
Industry executives felt that VIS is chosen by the two companies as another contract supplier for the closeness of the process between VIS and TSMC, enabling them to minimize the cost in process adjustment.
Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Center for International Legal Education (CILE), the Vis Middle East Pre-Moot saw participation from teams including the University of Baghdad, University of Bahrain, University of Jordan, Qatar University, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, and the United Arab Emirates University.
Via VIS, member countries of the Schengen area - soon to be 26 with the entry of Leichtenstein - will be able to "quickly and efficiently exchange data relating to short-stay visa applications (i.