What is control?

  • (noun): A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on control:

GNU Nano - Control Keys
... 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 ...
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 ... The utility 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, in practice they are less so ...
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 ...
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 beneath the rotodome ... E-2 Hawkeye provides all-weather airborne early warning and command and control capabilities for all aircraft-carrier battle groups ... 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 search and rescue ...

More definitions of "control":

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

Famous quotes containing the word control:

    The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)

    In view of the fact that the number of people living too long has risen catastrophically and still continues to rise.... Question: Must we live as long as modern medicine enables us to?... We control our entry into life, it is time we began to control our exit.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)

    Why wont they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, cant they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping—rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year’s and Easter and Christmas—But, goodness, why need they do it?
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)