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control British & World English

The power to influence or direct people’s behaviour or the course of events

control English Thesaurus

the Dutch retained control over the western half of New Guinea

controls in control British & World English

A means of limiting or regulating something

in control British & World English

Able to direct a situation, person, or activity

control key British & World English

A key which alters the function of another key if the two are pressed at the same time

control rod British & World English

A rod of a neutron-absorbing substance used to vary the output power of a nuclear reactor

arms control British & World English

International disarmament or arms limitation, especially by mutual consent

birth control British & World English

The practice of preventing unwanted pregnancies, especially by use of contraception

under control British & World English

(Of a danger or emergency) such that people are able to deal with it successfully

control freak British & World English

A person who feels an obsessive need to exercise control over themselves and others and to take command of any situation

control tower British & World English

A tall building at an airport from which the movements of air traffic are controlled

dual control British & World English

(Of an aircraft or vehicle) having two sets of controls, one of which is used by the instructor

fire control British & World English

The process of aiming and firing heavy weapons

pitch control British & World English

Control of the pitch of a helicopter’s rotors or an aircraft’s propellers

price control British & World English

A government regulation establishing a maximum price to be charged for specified goods and services, especially during periods of war or inflation

rent control British & World English

Government control and regulation of the amounts charged for rented housing

self-control British & World English

The ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations

stock control British & World English

The regulation of the stock-in-trade of a company so that all items are available without delay but without tying up unnecessarily large sums of money

self-control English Thesaurus

he had recovered his self-control

climate control British & World English

Another term for air conditioning.

control account British & World English

An account used to record the balances on a number of subsidiary accounts and to provide a cross-check on them

cruise control British & World English

A device in a motor vehicle which can be switched on to maintain a selected constant speed without the use of the accelerator pedal

damage control British & World English

Another term for damage limitation.

flight control British & World English

The activity of directing the movement of aircraft

ground control British & World English

The personnel and equipment that monitor and direct the flight and landing of aircraft or spacecraft

influx control British & World English

(In South Africa during the apartheid era) the rigid limitation and control imposed upon the movement of black people into urban areas

quality control British & World English

A system of maintaining standards in manufactured products by testing a sample of the output against the specification

remote control British & World English

Control of a machine or apparatus from a distance by means of radio or infrared signals transmitted from a device

thought control British & World English

The attempt to restrict ideas and impose opinions through censorship and the control of curricula in schools

version control British & World English

The task of keeping a software system consisting of many versions and configurations well organized

biological control British & World English

The control of a pest by the introduction of a natural enemy or predator

out of control British & World English

No longer possible to manage

control character British & World English

A character that does not represent a printable character but serves to initiate a particular action

exchange control British & World English

A governmental restriction on the movement of currency between countries

numerical control British & World English

Computer control of machine tools, where operations are directed by numerical data

birth control pill British & World English

A contraceptive pill

span of control British & World English

The area of activity and number of functions, people, or things for which an individual or organization is responsible

air traffic control British & World English

The ground-based personnel and equipment concerned with controlling and monitoring air traffic within a particular area

command and control British & World English

The running of an armed force or other organization

job control language British & World English

A language enabling the user to define the tasks to be undertaken by the operating system

control for in control British & World English

Take into account (an extraneous factor that might affect the results of an experiment)

automatic gain control British & World English

A feature of certain amplifier circuits which gives a constant output over a wide range of input levels

control oneself in control British & World English

Remain calm and reasonable despite provocation


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