Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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 sphincters"

Category: General

2.Definition: a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

"The speed controller on his turntable was not working properly", "I turned the controls over to her"

Related Noun(s):controller

Category: Objects

3.Definition: 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"

Category: General

4.Definition: a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

Category: People

5.Definition: 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"

Category: General

6.Definition: discipline in personal and social activities

"He was a model of polite restraint", "She never lost control of herself"

Related Noun(s):restraint

Category: General

7.Definition: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

Related Noun(s):command, mastery

Category: General

8.Definition: power to direct or determine

"Under control"

Category: General

9.Definition: the activity of managing or exerting control over something

"The control of the mob by the police was admirable"

Category: General

10.Definition: the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

"They wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

Category: General

11.Definition: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

Related Noun(s):ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance

Category: General