Control ( verb , noun )

(As a verb)

Control ( verb )

  1. To exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.
  2. To hold in check; curb.
  3. To test or verify (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard.
  4. To adjust or regulate (a scientific experiment) so as to minimize the effects of variables other than the one being tested.

Origin:

From old french controuler, from latin controllare, from com- "together" + trollare "to steer".

Examples:

  1. The teacher was able to control her class despite the students' misbehavior.
  2. He had difficulty controlling his temper.
  3. The scientist controlled the experiment by ensuring that all variables were the same.
  4. She managed to control her weight by following a strict diet.
  5. The government is trying to control the spread of the disease.

(As a noun)

Control ( noun )

  1. To exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.
  2. To hold in check; curb.
  3. To test or verify (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard.
  4. To adjust or regulate (a scientific experiment) so as to minimize the effects of variables other than the one being tested.

Origin:

From old french controuler, from latin controllare, from com- "together" + trollare "to steer".

Examples:

  1. The teacher was able to control her class despite the students' misbehavior.
  2. He had difficulty controlling his temper.
  3. The scientist controlled the experiment by ensuring that all variables were the same.
  4. She managed to control her weight by following a strict diet.
  5. The government is trying to control the spread of the disease.
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