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con·trol

 (kən-trōl′)
tr.v. con·trolled, con·trol·ling, con·trols
1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct: The majority party controls the legislative agenda. See Synonyms at conduct.
2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate: rules that control trading on the stock market; valves that control the flow of water.
3. To hold in restraint; check: struggled to control my temper.
4. To reduce or prevent the spread of: used a pesticide to control insects; controlled the fire by dousing it with water.
5.
a. To verify or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard.
b. To verify (a financial account, for example) by using a duplicate register for comparison.
n.
1. Authority or ability to manage or direct: lost control of the skidding car; the leaders in control of the country.
2. One that controls; a controlling agent, device, or organization.
3.
a. An instrument.
b. controls A set of such instruments.
4. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb: a control on prices; price controls.
5.
a. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of a scientific experiment.
b. An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a scientific experiment, as a group of subjects given an inactive substance in an experiment testing a new drug administered to another group of subjects.
6. An intelligence agent who supervises or instructs another agent.
7. A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.

[Middle English controllen, from Anglo-Norman contreroller, from Medieval Latin contrārotulāre, to check by duplicate register, from contrārotulus, duplicate register : Latin contrā-, contra- + Latin rotulus, roll, diminutive of rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

con·trol′la·bil′i·ty n.
con·trol′la·ble adj.
con·trol′la·bly adv.

controlling

(kənˈtrəʊlɪŋ)
adj
1. finance having or attempting to exert control
2. trying to control others' behaviour in an inappropriate way
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.controlling - able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

controlling

adjective
Exercising controlling power or influence:
Translations

controlling

[kənˈtrəʊlɪŋ] ADJ
1. [factor] → determinante
2. (Fin) a controlling interestuna participación mayoritaria

controlling

adj attr factorbeherrschend; bodyAufsichts-; controlling companyMuttergesellschaft f; controlling interestMehrheitsanteil m

controlling

[kənˈtrəʊlɪŋ] adj (factor) → dominante

controlling

adj (person) controlador
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