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Etymology

Middle English controllen, borrowed from Middle French contreroller, 'check against a duplicate account', from Medieval Latin contrarotulare, from contra 'opposite' + rotula 'roll, little wheel'.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to control

Third person singular
control

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
l

to control (third-person singular simple present control, present participle l, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of.
    With a simple remote, he could control the toy truck.

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Noun

Singular
control

Plural
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control ({{{1}}})
  1. Influence or authority over.
    The government has complete control over the situation.
  2. A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or nonexistence.
  3. The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
  4. A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities, synonymous with safeguard and counter-measure.
  5. restraint or ability to contain one's emotions, or self-control.
  6. (graphical user interface) An interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box.

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Spanish

Noun

control m. (plural controles)

Singular
control m.

Plural
controles m.

  1. Control, or running of a business
  2. Control of a machine. mando
  3. Control or emotional restraint. self-control

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