Definition of CONTROLS

noun : CONTROLS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 sphincters" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable" ;

  • 7. (

    ) discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

verb : CONTROLS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" ;

  • 3. (

    ) handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever" ;

  • 4. (

    ) maintain influence over (others or oneself) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?" ;

  • 6. (

    ) place under restrictions; limit access to by law; "this substance is controlled"; "that area is restricted to security personnel only" ;

  • 7. (

    ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account" ;

  • 9. (

    ) have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?" ;


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