controlling controlling  /kən ˈtroʊ lɪŋ/

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
  20. (adj) able to control or determine policy

Usage(s):

  1. Like no J-pop star you've ever seen or heard, Ayumi Hamasaki rose to the top by controlling every aspect of her career and persona.
  2. One of our methods of controlling the universe, according to the book, was to get people hooked on alcohol.
  3. Drivers focus on controlling the distribution of weight on the car, because that controls the cars grip on the track during steering.

News

  1. CA-NEWS Summary

    Britain lobbies for nuclear export group to admit India VIENNA (Reuters) - Britain has stepped up efforts to let India join an influential global body controlling nuclear exports, a move that would boost New Delhi's standing as an atomic power but which has faced resistance from China and other countries. The diplomatic tussle centers on whether emerging power India should be allowed into a key ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Britain lobbies for nuclear export group to admit India

    By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Britain has stepped up efforts to let India join an influential global body controlling nuclear exports, a move that would boost New Delhi's standing as an atomic power but which has faced resistance from China and other countries. The diplomatic tussle centers on whether emerging power India should be allowed into a key forum deciding rules for civilian ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Wohl & Fruchter LLP Announces Investigation of Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board and the Controlling ...

    The law firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP announces that it is investigating the board of directors and the controlling shareholder of Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with Erickson’s recent acquisition of Evergreen Helicopters, Inc.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I don't think it's going much lower, and it could go higher," McCain said on NBC's "Today Show." "I don't think so, not when you've got a finite supply, basically, and a cartel controlling it."
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: John McCain Source: amNewYork

  2. "I think the sending off played a big part in the game," Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo told the Associated Press. "We were controlling the game before the sending off."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joseph Yobo Source: 3News

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