Definition of Control

1. Noun. Power to direct or determine. "Under control"

2. Verb. Exercise authoritative control or power over. "Command the military forces"

3. Verb. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits. "Control your anger"

4. Noun. A relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another. "They instituted controls over drinking on campus"
Generic synonyms: Relation

5. Verb. Handle and cause to function. "Control the lever"
Exact synonyms: Operate
Specialized synonyms: Synchronise, Synchronize, Dial, Turn, Submarine, Treadle, Relay, Gate, Pedal, Drive, Aviate, Fly, Pilot
Related verbs: Master
Generic synonyms: Manipulate
Derivative terms: Operation, Operative, Operator

6. Noun. (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc. "He had lost control of his sphincters"
Specialized synonyms: Motor Control
Category relationships: Physiology
Generic synonyms: Activity, Bodily Function, Bodily Process, Body Process

7. Verb. Control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage. "She keeps in line"
Exact synonyms: Keep In Line, Manipulate
Specialized synonyms: Tease, Handle, Ingratiate
Generic synonyms: Interact
Derivative terms: Controller, Manipulation, Manipulative

8. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Control Condition
Group relationships: Experiment, Experimentation
Generic synonyms: Criterion, Standard

9. Verb. Check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard. "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
Exact synonyms: Verify
Category relationships: Science, Scientific Discipline
Related verbs: Ascertain, Assure, Check, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It
Generic synonyms: Essay, Examine, Prove, Test, Try, Try Out

10. Noun. The activity of managing or exerting control over something. "The control of the mob by the police was admirable"

11. Verb. Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison. "Control an account"
Category relationships: Archaicism, Archaism
Generic synonyms: Ascertain, Assure, Check, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It
Derivative terms: Controller

12. Noun. 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"

13. Verb. Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something. "Control the quality of the product"
Exact synonyms: Ascertain, Assure, Check, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It
Specialized synonyms: Proof, Proofread, Double-check, Cross-check, Cinch, Card, Spot-check, Cover
Related verbs: Check, Check Off, Mark, Mark Off, Tick, Tick Off, Check, Ascertain, Check, Determine, Find Out, Learn, See, Watch, Verify
Generic synonyms: Verify
Derivative terms: Check, Check

14. Noun. Discipline in personal and social activities. "She never lost control of herself"
Exact synonyms: Restraint
Generic synonyms: Discipline
Specialized synonyms: Self-restraint, Temperateness, Moderation, Temperance, Inhibition, Continence
Antonyms: Unrestraint

15. Noun. Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity. "A good command of French"
Exact synonyms: Command, Mastery
Generic synonyms: Skillfulness
Derivative terms: Master

16. Verb. Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of. "Do you control these data?"
Exact synonyms: Master
Entails: Understand
Generic synonyms: Know
Specialized synonyms: Cinch
Related verbs: Operate
Derivative terms: Master

17. Noun. A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine. "I turned the controls over to her"

18. Noun. A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit

19. Noun. The economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.. "They wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
Generic synonyms: Economic Policy
Specialized synonyms: Price Control, Cap, Ceiling, Roof, Base, Floor

Definition of Control

1. n. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register.

2. v. t. To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute.

3. n. The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight;

Definition of Control

1. Verb. To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of, oversit. ¹

2. Noun. Influence or authority over. ¹

3. Noun. A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or nonexistence. ¹

4. Noun. The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button. ¹

5. Noun. A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities, synonymous with safeguard and counter-measure. ¹

6. Noun. restraint or ability to contain one's emotions, or self-control. ¹

7. Noun. (graphical user interface) An interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box. ¹

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Definition of Control

1. to exercise authority over [v -TROLLED, -TROLLING, -TROLS]

Medical Definition of Control

1. In research, control subjects or control procedures permit comparison with experimental results. The first controlled clinical research was probably done in 1875 by the British naval surgeon James Lind who, on board the HMS Salisbury, gave sailors with scurvy either oranges or lemons or cider or vinegar or nutmeg (or another treatment) and after just six days discovered that the citrus-consuming sailors had recovered from scury, until then the scourge of extended sea voyages, while the sailors who had been given the other treatments remained uncured. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Control

control (current term)
control account
control animal
control arm
control board
control brief
control briefs
control center
control character
control chart
control charts
control circuit
control code
control codes

Literary usage of Control

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactionsby European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical by European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical Society of t (1869)
"control for Shovels and Draglines, Evolution of Ward-Leonard. Stevens 1491-7 1948 control of Slip-Ring Motors by Means of Unbalanced Primary Voltages. ..."

2. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"PUBLIC SUPERVISION OR control. Schools or classes established under the act must all be under public supervision or control. In defining public supervision, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"It has full control of the Adrion- dack Park and forest reserve, and is authorized to make rules for its care and safety. ..."

4. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1902)
"VOLTAGE SPEED control FOR TRUNK LINE SERVICE. BY H. WARD LEONARD. A description of a single phase, high tension, alternating current system for operating ..."

5. Bulletin by New Jersey, Dept. of Agriculture, New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture (1918)
"SANITARY ASPECTS OF MILK control Address of Dr. RB ... This governmental control, while already extensive, is likely to be suddenly further extended and ..."

6. Defense Policy in the Reagan Administration edited by William P. Snyder, James Brown (1997)
"In the arenas of defense policy, nuclear strategy, and arms control, a President's ... For the United States, no less than lor other states, arms control in ..."

7. The Early History of English Poor Relief by E M Leonard (1900)
"The control of charitable funds by the towns. 5. Summary of the main features of public control of poor relief before the sixteenth century. ..."

8. The Law and the Practice of Municipal Home Rule by Howard Lee McBain (1916)
"The complicated combination of control over matters pertaining to education by state law and charter provision has gone on for many years with the ..."

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