1. investigating the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
  2. semiconducting having characteristics of a semiconductor
  3. conducting the way of administering a business
  4. uterine contraction a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
  5. advice and consent a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
  6. discount chain a chain of discount stores
  7. non-conducting not able to conduct heat or electricity or sound
  8. nonconducting not able to conduct heat or electricity or sound
  9. Second Coming the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
  10. discontent a longing for something better than the present situation
  11. service contract a contract for maintenance services
  12. contracting becoming infected
  13. eye contact contact that occurs when two people look directly at each other
  14. defense contractor a contractor concerned with the development and manufacture of systems of defense
  15. code of conduct a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
  16. overcoating an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)
  17. discontented showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
  18. adhesion contract a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts); implies inequality in bargaining power
  19. discontinuity lack of connection or continuity
  20. discontinue put an end to a state or an activity