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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Controlled p. pr. & vb. n. Controlling.]  [Formerly written comptrol and controul.]
 1. To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute. [Obs.]
    This report was controlled to be false.   --Fuller.
 2. To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower.
 Give me a staff of honor for mine age,
 But not a scepter to control the world.   --Shak.
 I feel my virtue struggling in my soul:
 But stronger passion does its power control.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To restrain; rule; govern; manage; guide; regulate; hinder; direct; check; curb; counteract; subdue.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See control

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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
      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" [syn:
          control condition]
      5: the activity of managing or exerting control over something;
         "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
      6: the state that exists when one person or group has power
         over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was
         really her attempt to make him pay attention to her" [syn:
          dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency]
      7: discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a
         model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of
         herself" [syn: restraint] [ant: unrestraint]
      8: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or
         activity; "a good command of French" [syn: command, mastery]
      9: the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing
         prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the
         legislation that imposed economic controls"
      10: a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the
          speed control on his turntable was not working properly";
          "I turned the controls over to her" [syn: controller]
      11: a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium
          during a seance
      v 1: exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the
           budget"; "Command the military forces" [syn: command]
      2: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or
         keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold
         your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
         [syn: hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate]
      3: handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery
         after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever" [syn: operate]
      4: control (others or oneself) or influence 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" [syn: manipulate, keep in line]
      5: verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or
         comparing with another standard, of scientific
         experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
         [syn: verify]
      6: verify by using a duplicate register for comparison;
         "control an account"
      7: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of
         something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See
         that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the
         product" [syn: see, check, insure, see to it, ensure,
          ascertain, assure]
      8: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do
         you control these data?" [syn: master]
      [also: controlling, controlled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds;
             "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of
             water from reservoirs" [ant: uncontrolled]
      2: curbed or regulated; "controlled emotions" [syn: restricted]