control panel

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One of the control panels from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center Firing Room during the Apollo era.
A home alarm system control panel


  • IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹoʊl ˈpæn.l̩/


control panel (plural control panels)

  1. A flat, usually vertical surface onto which controls, instruments, and displays are mounted.
  2. (by extension) A computer display offering a number of controls or options.
  3. The part of a system that the user can access, as the control panel of a security system, also called control unit.


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