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Definitions of control:
  • noun:   the activity of managing or exerting control over something
    Example: "The control of the mob by the police was admirable"
  • noun:   (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
    Example: "The timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"
  • noun:   a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
    Example: "The speed control on his turntable was not working properly"
  • noun:   power to direct or determine
    Example: "Under control"
  • noun:   the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
    Example: "They wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
  • noun:   a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
  • noun:   a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    Example: "Measures for the control of disease"
  • noun:   discipline in personal and social activities
    Example: "She never lost control of herself"
  • noun:   great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
  • noun:   a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
    Example: "The control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"
  • noun:   the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  • verb:   exercise authoritative control or power over
    Example: "Control the budget"
  • verb:   lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    Example: "Control your anger"
  • verb:   verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments
    Example: "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
  • verb:   verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
    Example: "Control an account"
  • verb:   have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
    Example: "Do you control these data?"
  • verb:   handle and cause to function
    Example: "Control the lever"
  • verb:   control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    Example: "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"
  • verb:   be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    Example: "Control the quality of the product"

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