What is control?

  • (noun): The activity of managing or exerting control over something.
    Example: "The control of the mob by the police was admirable"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on control:

Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye - Design
... deck and the combat information center officer, air control officer and radar operator stations located in the rear fuselage directly beneath the ... all-weather airborne early warning and command and control capabilities for all aircraft-carrier battle groups ... In addition, its other purposes include sea and land surveillance, the control of the aircraft carrier's fighter planes for air defense, the control of strike aircraft on offensive missions, the ...
Instrumentation - Definition
... and provision of instruments for measurement, control, etc the state of being equipped with or controlled by such instruments collectively." It notes that this use of the word originated in the U.S.A ... The utility of the word has somewhat decreased as sensors and control have become ubiquitous ... have three traditional classes of use Monitoring of processes and operations Control of processes and operations Experimental engineering analysis While these uses ...
Iowa - History - Early Exploration and Trade, 1673–1808
... Spain practiced very loose control over the Iowa region, granting trading licenses to French and British traders, who established trading posts along ... In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte took control of Louisiana from Spain in a treaty ... After the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, Iowa was placed under United States control ...
GNU Nano - Control Keys
... nano, like Pico, is keyboard-oriented, controlled with control keys ... For example, Control-O saves the current file Control-W goes to the search menu ... For a complete list, Control-G gets the help screen ...
4th Space Control Squadron
... The United States Air Force's 4th Space Control Squadron (4 SPCS) is an offensive space control unit located at Holloman AFB, New Mexico ...

More definitions of "control":

  • (verb): Exercise authoritative control or power over.
    Example: "Control the budget"
    Synonyms: command
  • (noun): A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
  • (noun): Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
    Synonyms: command, mastery
  • (verb): Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison.
    Example: "Control an account"
  • (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"
    Synonyms: control condition
  • (noun): Discipline in personal and social activities.
    Example: "She never lost control of herself"
    Synonyms: restraint
  • (verb): Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of.
    Example: "Do you control these data?"
    Synonyms: master
  • (verb): Verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments.
    Synonyms: verify
  • (noun): (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc.
    Example: "The timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Handle and cause to function.
    Example: "Control the lever"
    Synonyms: operate
  • (noun): A relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another.
    Example: "Measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"
  • (noun): A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine.
    Example: "The speed control on his turntable was not working properly"
    Synonyms: controller
  • (verb): Control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage.
    Synonyms: manipulate, keep in line
  • (noun): Power to direct or determine.
    Example: "Under control"

Famous quotes containing the word control:

    Not being able to control events, I control myself; and I adapt myself to them, if they do not adapt themselves to me.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)

    A “super person” is one who expects to manage a career, home, and family with complete ease, expecting to maintain a perfect job, a perfect marriage, a perfect house, and perfect control of the children.
    Joyce Portner (late 20th century)