control control  /kən ˈtroʊl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) power to direct or determine
  2. (n) a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
  3. (n) (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
  4. (n) a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
  5. (n) the activity of managing or exerting control over something
  6. (n) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  7. (n) discipline in personal and social activities
  8. (n) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
  9. (n) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
  10. (n) a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
  11. (n) the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
  12. (v) exercise authoritative control or power over
  13. (v) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  14. (v) handle and cause to function
  15. (v) control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  16. (v) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
  17. (v) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
  18. (v) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  19. (v) have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

Usage(s):

  1. Researchers say that hormonal birth control for men is as possible and safe as the Pill for women, but the pharmaceutical industry says there's no market.
  2. Her crusade to legalize birth control spurred the movement for women's liberation.
  3. The FAA is pushing for a new air-traffic control system to relieve congestion.

News

  1. Used Honda Civic Control Arm Replacement Added for Sale Online at AutoProsUSA.com

    Used Honda Civic control arm replacement inventory is now included for online sale at the AutoProsUSA.com company. These control components are setup to provide OEM quality parts to vehicle owners or other purchasers of JDM parts online. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/honda-civic-control-arm/replacement-honda-parts/prweb10860614.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Watson takes control at Travelers, Harrington lurks

    (Reuters) - Big-hitting American Bubba Watson took control of the Travelers Championship, fashioning a two-shot lead after Friday's second round at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Watson, the 2010 winner of the event, shot a three-under 67 to move to 10-under 130, two shots clear of Ireland's triple major champion Padraig Harrington (66) and PGA Tour rookie Patrick Reed (66 ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Active Control Explains Share Transaction and Updates By-Laws

    Active Control Technology Inc. , a leading provider in the design, manufacture and marketing of both wireless and fiber network solutions for mine communications, the design and integration of wireless ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. McChrystal's comments, as detailed in the Rolling Stone article, "does not meet the standards that should be set by a commanding general," the president said. "It undermines the civilian control of the military...... and it erodes the trust...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "My life has become unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs," she said from the Cirque Lodge clinic. "I want to be healthy and gain control of my life and career, and have asked for medical help in doing so."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: Mirror.co.uk

  3. "The situation in the Osh region has spun out of control," Otunbayeva told reporters. "Attempts to establish a dialogue have failed, and fighting and rampages are continuing. We need outside forces to quell confrontation."
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Roza Otunbayeva Source: USA Today

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