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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Control  \Con*trol"\,  n. 
  1.  (Mach.)  The  complete  apparatus  used  to  control  a  mechanism 
  or  machine  in  operation,  as  a  flying  machine  in  flight; 
  specifically  (A["e]ronautics),  the  mechanism  controlling 
  the  rudders  and  ailerons. 
  2.  (Climatology)  Any  of  the  physical  factors  determining  the 
  climate  of  any  particular  place  as  latitude,distribution 
  of  land  and  water,  altitude,  exposure,  prevailing  winds, 
  permanent  high-  or  low-barometric-pressure  areas,  ocean 
  currents,  mountain  barriers,  soil,  and  vegetation. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cascade  system  \Cascade  system\  (Elec.) 
  A  system  or  method  of  connecting  and  operating  two  induction 
  motors  so  that  the  primary  circuit  of  one  is  connected  to  the 
  secondary  circuit  of  the  other  the  primary  circuit  of  the 
  latter  being  connected  to  the  source  of  supply;  also  a 
  system  of  electric  traction  in  which  motors  so  connected  are 
  employed.  The  cascade  system  is  also  called 
  {tandem,  or  concatenated},  {system};  the  connection  a 
  {cascade,  tandem,  or  concatenated},  {connection},  or 
  {a  concatenation};  and  the  control  of  the  motors  so  obtained 
  {tandem,  or  concatenation},  {control}. 
  Note:  In  the  cascade  system  of  traction  the  cascade 
  connection  is  used  for  starting  and  for  low  speeds  up 
  to  half  speed.  For  full  speed  the  short-circuited  motor 
  is  cut  loose  from  the  other  motor  and  is  either  left 
  idle  or  (commonly)  connected  direct  to  the  line 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Control  \Con*trol"\,  n.  [F.  contr[^o]le  a  counter  register, 
  contr.  fr  contr-r[^o]le;  contre  (L.  contra)  +  r[^o]le  roll, 
  catalogue.  See  {Counter}  and  {Roll},  and  cf  {Counterroll}.] 
  1.  A  duplicate  book,  register,  or  account,  kept  to  correct  or 
  check  another  account  or  register;  a  counter  register. 
  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
  2.  That  which  serves  to  check,  restrain,  or  hinder; 
  restraint.  ``Speak  without  control.''  --Dryden. 
  3.  Power  or  authority  to  check  or  restrain;  restraining  or 
  regulating  influence;  superintendence;  government;  as 
  children  should  be  under  parental  control. 
  The  House  of  Commons  should  exercise  a  control  over 
  all  the  departments  of  the  executive  administration. 
  {Board  of  control}.  See  under  {Board}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Control  \Con*trol"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Controlled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Controlling}.]  [F.  contr[^o]ler,  fr  contr[^o]le.] 
  [Formerly  written  {comptrol}  and  {controul}.] 
  1.  To  check  by  a  counter  register  or  duplicate  account;  to 
  prove  by  counter  statements;  to  confute.  [Obs.] 
  This  report  was  controlled  to  be  false.  --Fuller. 
  2.  To  exercise  restraining  or  governing  influence  over  to 
  check;  to  counteract;  to  restrain;  to  regulate;  to  govern; 
  to  overpower. 
  Give  me  a  staff  of  honor  for  mine  age,  But  not  a 
  scepter  to  control  the  world.  --Shak. 
  I  feel  my  virtue  struggling  in  my  soul:  But  stronger 
  passion  does  its  power  control.  --Dryden. 
  Syn:  To  restrain;  rule  govern;  manage;  guide;  regulate; 
  hinder;  direct;  check;  curb;  counteract;  subdue. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  power  to  direct  or  determine:  "under  control" 
  2:  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" 
  3:  (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 
  4:  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"  [syn: 
  {control  condition}] 
  5:  the  activity  of  managing  or  exerting  control  over  something 
  "the  control  of  the  mob  by  the  police  was  admirable"  [syn: 
  6:  the  state  that  exists  when  one  person  or  group  has  power 
  over  another;  "her  apparent  dominance  of  her  husband  was 
  really  her  attempt  to  make  him  pay  attention  to  her"  [syn: 
  {dominance},  {ascendance},  {ascendence},  {ascendancy},  {ascendency}] 
  7:  discipline  in  personal  and  social  activities;  "he  was  a 
  model  of  polite  restraint";  "she  never  lost  control  of 
  herself"  [syn:  {restraint}]  [ant:  {unrestraint}] 
  8:  great  skillfulness  and  knowledge  of  some  subject  or 
  activity;  "a  good  command  of  French"  [syn:  {command},  {mastery}] 
  9:  a  mechanism  that  controls  the  operation  of  a  machine;  "the 
  speed  control  on  his  turntable  was  not  working  properly"; 
  "I  turned  the  controls  over  to  her"  [syn:  {controller}] 
  10:  a  spiritual  agency  that  is  assumed  to  assist  the  medium 
  during  a  seance 
  11:  the  economic  policy  of  controlling  or  limiting  or  curbing 
  prices  or  wages  etc.;  "they  wanted  to  repeal  all  the 
  legislation  that  imposed  economic  controls" 
  v  1:  exercise  authoritative  control  or  power  over  "control  the 
  budget";  "Command  the  military  forces"  [syn:  {command}] 
  2:  lessen  the  intensity  of  temper;  hold  in  restraint;  hold  or 
  keep  within  limits;  "moderate  your  alcohol  intake"  "hold 
  your  tongue";  "hold  your  temper";  "control  your  anger" 
  [syn:  {hold  in},  {hold},  {contain},  {check},  {curb},  {moderate}] 
  3:  handle  and  cause  to  function;  "do  not  operate  machinery 
  after  imbibing  alcohol";  "control  the  lever"  [syn:  {operate}] 
  4:  influence  skilfully  to  one's  advantage;  "She  manipulates  her 
  boss";  "She  is  a  very  controlling  mother  and  doesn't  let 
  her  children  grow  up"  [syn:  {manipulate}] 
  5:  verify  or  regulate  by  conducting  a  parallel  experiment  or 
  comparing  with  another  standard,  of  scientific 
  experiments:  "Are  you  controlling  for  the  temperature?" 
  [syn:  {verify}] 
  6:  verify  by  using  a  duplicate  register  for  comparison; 
  "control  an  account" 
  7:  be  careful  or  certain  to  do  something  make  certain  of 
  something  "He  verified  that  the  valves  were  closed";  "See 
  that  the  curtains  are  closed";  "control  the  quality  of  the 
  product"  [syn:  {see},  {check},  {insure},  {see  to  it},  {ensure}, 
  {ascertain},  {assure}] 
  8:  have  a  firm  understanding  or  knowledge  of  be  on  top  of  "Do 
  you  control  these  data?"  [syn:  {master}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    (Or  "ctrl",  "^")  One  (or  a  pair)  of  {modifier 
  keys}  found  on  all  modern  {keyboards}.  If  the  control  key  is 
  held  down  while  pressing  and  releasing  certain  other  keys  then 
  a  "{control  character}"  is  generated,  e.g.  holding  control  and 
  hitting  A"  generates  control-A  ({ASCII}  code  1).  The  ASCII 
  code  for  the  control  character  is  generally  64  less  than  that 
  for  the  unmodified  character. 
  The  control  key  does  not  generate  any  character  on  its  own  but 
  most  modern  keyboards  and  {operating  systems}  allow  a  program 
  to  tell  whether  each  of  the  individual  keys  on  the  keyboard 
  (including  modifier  keys)  is  pressed  at  any  time. 
  Control  characters  mostly  have  some  kind  of  "non-printing" 
  effect  on  the  output  such  as  ringing  the  bell  (Control-G)  or 
  advancing  to  the  next  line  (Control-J).  Most  have  alternative 
  names  suggesting  these  functions  (Bell,  Line  Feed,  etc.). 
  See  {ASCII  character  table}. 

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