1. 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
  2. political contribution a contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party
  3. strong interaction (physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms; mediated by gluons
  4. control condition a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
  5. monitoring device display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor
  6. retribution a justly deserved penalty
  7. contribution a voluntary gift made to some worthwhile cause
  8. normal distribution a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance
  9. muscle contraction a shortening or tensing of a part or organ
  10. intrinsic belonging to a thing by its very nature
  11. noise conditions the condition of being noisy (as in a communication channel)
  12. wandering albatross very large albatross; white with wide black wings
  13. internal control an accounting procedure or system designed to promote efficiency or assure the implementation of a policy or safeguard assets or avoid fraud and error etc.
  14. monitoring program a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system
  15. motor control control of muscles
  16. Bernoulli distribution a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success
  17. muscular contraction a shortening or tensing of a part or organ
  18. binomial distribution a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success
  19. Poisson distribution a theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large
  20. contraindication (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment