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Meaning of control

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: power to direct or determine; "under control"
      2: a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or
         group) by another; "measures for the control of disease";
         "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"
      3: (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or
         action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his
         movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his
      4: 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" [syn:
         {control condition}, {control}]
      5: the activity of managing or exerting control over something;
         "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
      6: 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" [syn:
         {dominance}, {ascendance}, {ascendence}, {ascendancy},
         {ascendency}, {control}]
      7: discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model
         of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
         [syn: {restraint}, {control}] [ant: {unrestraint}]
      8: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity;
         "a good command of French" [syn: {command}, {control},
      9: a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the
         speed controller on his turntable was not working properly";
         "I turned the controls over to her" [syn: {control},
      10: a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium
          during a seance
      11: the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing
          prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the
          legislation that imposed economic controls"
      v 1: exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the
           budget"; "Command the military forces" [syn: {control},
      2: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or
         keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold
         your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" [syn:
         {control}, {hold in}, {hold}, {contain}, {check}, {curb},
      3: handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after
         imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever" [syn: {operate},
      4: control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually
         to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a
         very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow
         up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she
         keeps in line" [syn: {manipulate}, {keep in line}, {control}]
      5: check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a
         parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are
         you controlling for the temperature?" [syn: {control},
      6: verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control
         an account"
      7: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of
         something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See
         that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the
         product" [syn: {see}, {check}, {insure}, {see to it},
         {ensure}, {control}, {ascertain}, {assure}]
      8: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do
         you control these data?" [syn: {master}, {control}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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