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powers

(pow′ĕrz)
In obstetrics, a colloquial term for the mechanical forces generated by the contractions of the uterus that propel the fetus through the pelvis.
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It would be wrong to imagine that social history was unique in expanding the notion of power in this way.
Pitfalls of closing occur when powers are presented on behalf of individuals who are in nursing homes, partners overseas granting power and husbands or wives attending closings with powers from their respective spouses who cannot be located.
Moreover, since oil and gas supplies--and prices--appear to be in a roller coaster mode due to unstable Middle East conditions and, in general, more global energy consumption, IHEs need to examine their power infrastructure to ensure a steady flow of power at a reasonable cost.
In the NIST high-power, continuous-wave (CW) laser detector calibration laboratory, K-series calorimeters are used as primary standards for the absolute calibration of laser power and energy meters spanning a laser power range of 5 W to 1000 W with a cumulative energy input of 0.