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Definitions of control

  1. the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed control on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. power to direct or determine; "under control" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder; restraint. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or regulating influence; superintendence; government; as, children should be under parental control. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight; Webster Dictionary DB
  26. the mechanism controlling the rudders and ailerons. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Any of the physical factors determining the climate of any particular place, as latitude,distribution of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds, permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A check; restraint; superintendence; authority; the apparatus regulating the movement of an airplane. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To restrain; govern; regulate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Controlled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Controlling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. 1. To verify an experiment by means of another with the crucial condition omitted, as when a given amount of toxin is injected into two rabbits of equal weight, one receiving antitoxin, the other not; if the animal not receiving antitoxin (the control) dies, the assumption is that the other would also have succumbed without the protective injection of antitoxin. 2. Control-animal, control-experiment. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  33. (formerly COMPTROLL), Restraint: authority: command. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To check: to restrain: to govern:-pr.p. controlling; pa.p. controlled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Restraint; authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To restrain; govern. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To direct; govern; influence; regulate; manage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The act of controlling; influence; regulation; government; command. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Restraint; authority; command. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. To check by a counter-register or double account; to restrain, govern, or direct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. To check by a contra-account; to restrain; to govern; to subject to authority. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. Check; restraint; power; command; that which restrains, as Board of Control. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. (Or "ctrl", "^") One (or a pair) of modifierkeys found on all modern keyboards. If the control key isheld down while pressing and releasing certain other keys thena "control character" is generated, e.g. holding control andhitting "A" generates control-A (ASCII code 1). The ASCIIcode for the control character is generally 64 less than thatfor the unmodified character.The control key does not generate any character on its own butmost modern keyboards and operating systems allow a programto tell whether each of the individual keys on the keyboard(including modifier keys) is pressed at any time.Control characters mostly have some kind of "non-printing"effect on the output such as ringing the bell (Control-G) oradvancing to the next line (Control-J). Most have alternativenames suggesting these functions (Bell, Line Feed, etc.).See ASCII character table. foldoc_fs
  44. in research, an object or subject used in an experimental procedure, which is treated identically to the primary subject of the experiment, except for the omission of the specific treatment or conditions whose effect is being investigated. If the control is a group of living organisms, as is common in medical research, it is called the control group. dictgcide_fs
  45. the part of an experimental procedure in which the controls{6} are subjected to the experimental conditions. dictgcide_fs
  46. the group of technical specialists exercising control by remote communications over a distant operation, such as a space flight; as, the American Mission Control for manned flights is located in Houston. dictgcide_fs
  47. to assure the validity of an experimental procedure by using a control{7}. dictgcide_fs
  48. kon-tr[=o]l', n. restraint: authority: command.--v.t. to check: to restrain: to govern:--pr.p. contr[=o]l'ling; pa.p. contr[=o]lled'.--Formerly COMPTROLL', COUNTROL', CONTROUL'.--adj. CONTROL'LABLE, capable of, or subject to, control.--ns. CONTROL'LER, COMPTROL'LER, one who checks the accounts of others by a counter-roll; CONTROL'LERSHIP; CONTROL'MENT, act or power of controlling: state of being controlled: control. [Fr. contrôle, from contre-rôle, a duplicate register--L. contra, against, rotulus, a roll.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  49. Power of directing, command; restraint; means of restraint, check; standard of comparison for checking inferences deduced from experiment; controlling person, spirit, ghost. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Dominate, command; hold in check (oneself, one\'s anger); check, verify. Hence controllable a., controlment n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. (Also) station at which aeroplanes, motors, &c., in races are allowed time to stop for overhauling &c.; (also, pl.) various devices in aeroplane used to assist stability in turning &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. An experiment, or other standard, by which to test the correctness of observations. American pocket medical dictionary.
  53. [Fr.] (Mil.) Department having entire charge of all payments, stores, quarters, and equipage of an army. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  54. n. [French] A register kept to correct or check another register that which serves to restrain or hinder; —power or authority to check; restraining influence. Cabinet Dictionary
  55. A register or account kept by another officer, that each may be examined by the other; check, restraint; power, authority, superintendence. Complete Dictionary

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