Vis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vis Force; power.
    • Vis (Law) Moral power.
    • Vis (Law) Physical force.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vis in law, an irresistible natural force, exempting one, barring special contract or fraud, from contract obligation. In both the civil and the common law the term has nearly the meaning of “act of God.”
    • n vis An abbreviation of viscount. Also written Visc., Visct.
    • n vis Vision; sight; appearance.
    • n vis An old spelling of vise.
    • n vis Force. The term has been used in dynamics, but generally without definite meaning, embodying vague ideas dating from the seventeenth century.
    • n vis Hence— Moral indisposition to commit one's self to an energetic line of action; mental sluggishness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vis vis force: power
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

His vis-a-vis shook a dubious head.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
But come, now, Mercedes show you vay out vere you no meet vis de men, no meet vis anybody.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
Dancing vis-a-vis were Giovanni and the Contessa Potensi.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
Travis (Tra'vis), Colonel, in Texas, 230.
"The Beginner's American History" by D. H. Montgomery
Mavis, non vis, vultis, nolumus.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Reward to the Baily of the Husbandry, vis.
"A Righte Merrie Christmasse" by John Ashton
This was what I thought when I sat vis-a-vis with Felix Mendelssohn and looked into his eyes.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Vt, inde, vis eius vniuersa regatur.
"The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara" by John Dee
The most noteworthy of these is, of course, the prominence of English settlers on this Fair Play frontier vis-a-vis the Germans.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf
Vis formatrix: the creative or formative force.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In poetry:

Peste-a noptii feerie
Se ridicã mândra lunã,
Totu-i vis si armonie -
Noapte bunã!
"Somnoroase Pãsãrele" by Mihai Eminescu
Puterea noptii bland insenina-vei
Cu ochii mari si purtatori de pace?
Resai din umbra vremilor incoace
Ca sa te vad venid ... ca 'n vis, asa vii!
"Sonnet 4" by Mihai Eminescu

In news:

Obama vs Romney, Vis -a- Vis Israel.
One Citizen, One Vote or Civics on Maui vis -a- vis China.
KFAI DJs at Vis -A- Vis Record Release Party, Friday October 14th.
Matthew Hinton / The Times-Picayune New Orleans premier performance art team: Matt Vis and Tony Campbell.
NOMA continues its streak of hip shows with a biting exhibit from Tony Campbell and Matt Vis .
Medrad to Supply VIS , MR Patient Monitoring Systems to Canadian Hospitals.
Microsoft, Oracle Vis -A- Vis .
Spain's iPad Mag, Vis à Vis , Shows Growth, Points to New Path.
Obama vs Romney, Vis-a-Vis Israel.
One Citizen, One Vote or Civics on Maui vis-a-vis China.
KFAI DJs at Vis-A-Vis Record Release Party, Friday October 14th.
Spain's iPad Mag, Vis à Vis, Shows Growth, Points to New Path.
Daniel de Visé is higher education reporter at the Washington Post and author of the College Inc blog.
L-VIS 1990 is a boss.
A total of 60 people participated in the Bal-A-Vis-X training, coming from as far away Mexico to learn the techniques Hubert has taught around the world.
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In science:

Figure 16: A polygon P together with its visibility graph Gvis and the minimum base graph vis .
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
P (dashed parts) cannot easily be reflected in G(cid:63) vis .
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Therefore, we naturally associate vis which is indistinguishable every vertex v of Gvis to the unique vertex of G(cid:63) from v .
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
As the counter-clockwise ordering starts on the boundary of the polygon, boundary arcs can be distinguished from non-boundary arcs in G(cid:63) vis .
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
At some point there would be only one class C (cid:63) left in vis .
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
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