—controllable, adj., n. —controllability, controllableness, n. —controllably, adv. —controlless, adj. —controllingly, adv./keuhn trohl"/, v., controlled, controlling, n.v.t.1. to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.2. to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to control one's emotions.3. to test or verify (a scientific experiment) by a parallel experiment or other standard of comparison.4. to eliminate or prevent the flourishing or spread of: to control a forest fire.5. Obs. to check or regulate (transactions), originally by means of a duplicate register.n.6. the act or power of controlling; regulation; domination or command: Who's in control here?7. the situation of being under the regulation, domination, or command of another: The car is out of control.8. check or restraint: Her anger is under control.9. a legal or official means of regulation or restraint: to institute wage and price controls.10. a standard of comparison in scientific experimentation.11. a person who acts as a check; controller.12. a device for regulating and guiding a machine, as a motor or airplane.13. controls, a coordinated arrangement of such devices.14. prevention of the flourishing or spread of something undesirable: rodent control.15. Baseball. the ability of a pitcher to throw the ball into the strike zone consistently: The rookie pitcher has great power but no control.16. Philately. any device printed on a postage or revenue stamp to authenticate it as a government issue or to identify it for bookkeeping purposes.17. a spiritual agency believed to assist a medium at a séance.18. the supervisor to whom an espionage agent reports when in the field.[1425-75; late ME co(u)ntrollen (v.) < AF contreroller to keep a duplicate account or roll, deriv. of contrerolle (n.). See COUNTER-, ROLL]Syn. 1. manage, govern, rule. 2. restrain, bridle, constrain. 6. management, government, reign, rule, mastery. See authority.
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