What is control?

  • (noun): Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
    Synonyms: command, mastery
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on 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 ...
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye - Design
... combat information center officer, air control officer and radar operator stations located in the rear fuselage directly beneath the rotodome ... airborne early warning and command and control capabilities for all aircraft-carrier battle groups ... 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 control of ...
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 ... In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte took control of Louisiana from Spain in a treaty ... 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 ... The utility of the word has somewhat decreased as sensors and control have become ubiquitous ... classes of use Monitoring of processes and operations Control of processes and operations Experimental engineering analysis While these uses appear distinct, in practice they are less so ...

More definitions of "control":

  • (verb): Exercise authoritative control or power over.
    Example: "Control the budget"
    Synonyms: command
  • (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 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
  • (verb): Control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage.
    Synonyms: manipulate, keep in line
  • (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): Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of.
    Example: "Do you control these data?"
    Synonyms: master
  • (noun): Discipline in personal and social activities.
    Example: "She never lost control of herself"
    Synonyms: restraint
  • (verb): Verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments.
    Synonyms: verify
  • (verb): Handle and cause to function.
    Example: "Control the lever"
    Synonyms: operate
  • (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 activity of managing or exerting control over something.
    Example: "The control of the mob by the police was admirable"
  • (noun): A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
  • (noun): Power to direct or determine.
    Example: "Under control"
  • (verb): Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison.
    Example: "Control an account"

Famous quotes containing the word control:

    If the technology cannot shoulder the entire burden of strategic change, it nevertheless can set into motion a series of dynamics that present an important challenge to imperative control and the industrial division of labor. The more blurred the distinction between what workers know and what managers know, the more fragile and pointless any traditional relationships of domination and subordination between them will become.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951)

    Who can control his fate?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Culture means control over nature.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)