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This page has 27 definitions of control with English translations in 5 languages. Control is a verb and noun. Examples of how to use control in a sentence are shown. Also define these 61 related words and terms: influence, suggest, dictate, besteer, bewield, manage, puppeteer, rule, statistics, for, design, experiment, effect, variables, reduce, eliminate, verify, accuracy, comparison, account, call to account, take to task, challenge, in check, curb, restrain, restraint, contain, movement, emotions, self-control, safeguard, countermeasure, control group, control experiment, graphical user interface, widget, climatology, climate, linguistics, spiritualism, parapsychology, spirit, psychic, medium, check, inspection, authority, control, running, control remoto, mando, mando a distancia, telemando, remote control, video game, controller, gamepad, joypad, medicine, and checkup.
From Middle English controllen, from Old French contrerole, from Medieval Latin contrarotulum (“a counter-roll or register used to verify accounts”), from Latin contra (“against, opposite”) + Medieval Latin rotulus, Latin rotula (“roll, a little wheel”), diminutive of rota (“a wheel”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈtɹəʊl/
- (US) IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹoʊl/
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- Hyphenation: con‧trol
- Homophone: Ctrl
- (transitive) To exercise influence over; to suggest or dictate the behavior of.
- Synonyms: besteer, bewield, manage, puppeteer, rule
- With a simple remote, he could control the toy truck.
- 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19:
Manage definitionTo direct or be in charge of. (1 of 8 manage definitions)
- (transitive, statistics) (construed with for) To design (an experiment) so that the effects of one or more variables are reduced or eliminated.
Variables definitionplural of
Eliminate definitionTo completely remove, get rid of, put an end to. (1 of 5 eliminate definitions)
- (transitive, archaic) to verify the accuracy of (something or someone, especially a financial account) by comparison with another account
- (transitive, obsolete) to call to account, to take to task, to challenge
- (transitive) to hold in check, to curb, to restrain
- (countable, uncountable) Influence or authority over something.
- The government has complete control over the situation.
- The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
- Restraint or ability to contain one's movements or emotions, or self-control.
- 2012, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, in New York Times:
- She had no control of her body as she tumbled downhill. She did not know up from down. It was not unlike being cartwheeled in a relentlessly crashing wave.
- 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
- The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you […] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
Emotions definitionplural of
- A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities; a safeguard or countermeasure.
- (project management) A means of monitoring for, and triggering intervention in, activities that are not going according to plan.
- A control group or control experiment.
Control Group definitionThe group of test subjects left untreated or unexposed to some procedure and then compared with treated subjects in order to validate the results of the test.
Control Experiment definitionA parallel experiment designed to replicate the main experiment in every way, except in respect of the one variable that is being tested, so as isolate the effect of that variable; for example, an experiment in which subjects are given a placebo instead of an active drug, intended to check that any observed benefits of the drug derive from the drug itself and not from other factors involved in its administration.
- A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
- (graphical user interface) An interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box.
- Synonym: widget
- (climatology) Any of the physical factors determining the climate of a place, such 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.
- (linguistics) A construction in which the understood subject of a given predicate is determined by an expression in context. See control.
Linguistics definitionThe scientific study of language.
- (spiritualism, parapsychology) A spirit that takes possession of a psychic or medium and allows other spirits to communicate with the living.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Dictionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- control in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- control in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
control on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
Control in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
control m (plural controls)
- check, inspection
Inspection definitionThe act of examining something, often closely. (1 of 2 inspection definitions)
- influence, authority
- “control” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “control” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “control” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
control m (plural controls)
- the control key on a computer keyboard
- control C control V
control n (plural controale)
control m (plural controles)
- control, or running of a business
- control of a machine
Control Remoto definitionremote control
Mando definitionA mandatory, a sign or line that require the path of the disc to be above, below or to one side of it.
Mando A Distancia definitionremote control
Telemando definitionremote control
- control or emotional restraint, self-control
- (Latin America) remote control
- (video games, Latin America) controller, gamepad, joypad
- Synonym: mando
Gamepad definitionA type of game controller held in both hands and controlled with the thumbs.
- (medicine) checkup