What is control?

  • (noun): Power to direct or determine.
    Example: "Under control"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on control:

4th Space Control Squadron
... AFOUA The United States Air Force's 4th Space Control Squadron (4 SPCS) is an offensive space control unit located at Holloman AFB, New Mexico ...
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 the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers ... 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 ...
Instrumentation - Definition
... The design, construction, 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 ... has somewhat decreased as sensors and control have become ubiquitous ... of use Monitoring of processes and operations Control of processes and operations Experimental engineering analysis While these uses appear distinct ...
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 ...
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye - Design
... on the flight deck and the combat information center officer, air control officer and radar operator stations located in the rear fuselage directly ... service, the E-2 Hawkeye provides all-weather airborne early warning and command and control capabilities for all aircraft-carrier battle groups ... 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 ...

More definitions of "control":

  • (noun): Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
    Synonyms: command, mastery
  • (verb): Exercise authoritative control or power over.
    Example: "Control the budget"
    Synonyms: command
  • (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"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments.
    Synonyms: verify
  • (verb): Control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage.
    Synonyms: manipulate, keep in line
  • (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): A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine.
    Example: "The speed control on his turntable was not working properly"
    Synonyms: controller
  • (noun): Discipline in personal and social activities.
    Example: "She never lost control of herself"
    Synonyms: restraint
  • (noun): A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
  • (verb): Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of.
    Example: "Do you control these data?"
    Synonyms: master
  • (noun): The activity of managing or exerting control over something.
    Example: "The control of the mob by the police was admirable"
  • (verb): Handle and cause to function.
    Example: "Control the lever"
    Synonyms: operate

Famous quotes containing the word control:

    The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
    Philip K. Dick (1928–1982)

    The child knows only that he engages in play because it is enjoyable. He isn’t aware of his need to play—a need which has its source in the pressure of unsolved problems. Nor does he know that his pleasure in playing comes from a deep sense of well-being that is the direct result of feeling in control of things, in contrast to the rest of his life, which is managed by his parents or other adults.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)

    Grown-up people do very little and say a great deal.... Toddlers say very little and do a great deal.... With a toddler you cannot explain, you have to show. You cannot send, you have to take. You cannot control with words, you have to use your body.
    Penelope Leach (20th century)