From Middle English conterrolle, from Old French contrerole, from Medieval Latin contrarotulum (“a counter-roll or register used to verify accounts”), from Latin contra (“against, opposite”) + Medieval Latin rotulus, Latin rotula (“roll, a little wheel”), diminutive of rota (“a wheel”).
- (US) IPA: /kənˈt(ʃ)roʊl/, X-SAMPA: /k@n"t(S)roUl/
- (UK) IPA: /kənˈtrəʊl/, X-SAMPA: /k@n"tr@Ul/
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- To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of, oversit.
- With a simple remote, he could control the toy truck.
- 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19:
- In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra–wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
- (countable, uncountable) Influence or authority over.
- The government has complete control over the situation.
- A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or nonexistence.
- The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
- restraint or ability to contain one's emotions, or self-control.
- A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities; a safeguard or countermeasure.
- (project management) A means of monitoring for, and triggering intervenion in, activities that are not going according to plan.
- (graphical user interface) An interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box.
- (GUI): widget
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- control in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- control in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Control on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Control in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
From French contrôle.
control m (plural controls)
control m (plural controles)
- control, or running of a business
- control of a machine
- control or emotional restraint, self-control
- remote control